Tributes following the tragic death of cyclist Eamonn Lawlor

“Dying doing what you love can be of little comfort to those who have lost you.”

the words of one of the many tributes pouring in from the cycling community and beyond following the tragic death of Eamonn Lawlor, Blackbush Avenue, Drogheda, Co. Meath, and formerly of Dunlavin, co. Wicklow

The retired Garda sergeant and cycling enthusiast was involved in a collision while taking part in the Tony Golden charity cycle two weeks ago and lost the fight with serious injuries on Thursday 6 Octoberth.

Eamonn was a former chairman of Drogheda Wheelers club and will be sadly missed by his grieving wife Anne and dear sons Chris and John, both talented cyclists.

He was laid to rest on Monday 10 Octoberthwhere the wide circle of former colleagues and friends in the cycling and garda communities form a Guard of Honor along the way.

His son John paid a heartfelt tribute to his father on social media, crediting him for their lifelong love and talent for cycling.

“We lost the most amazing man today. I have no words,” said John, a World Cup cyclist and videographer.

“Eamonn was the most amazing father and husband. His world revolved around bicycles, and so ours did too.

‘He was my hero and I am absolutely devastated. Ride in peace dad.”

The Tony Golden Memorial Cycle event was established in memory of the Garda who was shot dead in Co. Louth in 2015, and this year was renamed the “Centenary Cycle” to reflect An Garda Síochána’s 100th year.

The participants cycled a total of 44,288 kilometers, one kilometer for each member and reserve member of the force since 1922.

“Drogheda Wheelers are very saddened to hear of the passing of our former chairman Eamonn Lawlor,” said Gerry Campbell, current club secretary.

“Eamonn was a dedicated member of our club and played a significant role in its growth during the 1990s. During this time Eamonn also held the role of manager of the Cycling Ireland national downhill team”.

A native of Wicklow and stationed in Drogheda early in his career, his passion for cycling and later mountain biking was only eclipsed by his love for his family.

Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters-in-law Ekaterina and Wendy, grandchildren Zach and Robyn, sisters Merci, Emma and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mother-in-law Lily, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and his wide circle of ex-colleagues and friends in the cycling environment.

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