HEARTFELT TRIBUTE: Colm Kenny pictured with friend, Irene McNulty.
HEARTFELT TRIBUTE: Colm Kenny pictured with friend, Irene McNulty. The Northern Star

Friends pay tribute to Irish 'legend'

MORE than 150 friends of Irish traveller Colm Kenny have logged on to his page on social network website Bebo to pay tribute to their mate.

The 30-year-old civil engineer from County Mayo died after allegedly being bashed in Byron Bay on Sunday, May 11.

Mr Kenny was farewelled by his family and close friends yesterday at a funeral in his home town of Ballycastle.

Friends from the US, Ireland, Scotland and the Gold Coast have posted farewells and poems for the former footballer.

Irene McNulty, of Stranorlar in Ireland, wrote a poem to express her loss:

"From Scotland to Sydney and wherever we go, one thing's for sure, you're a great guy to know!

"A drink in the Union, or a session in the sun, you kept the craic going with everyone.
 
"The Christmas we spent with you in Sydney was the highlight of our year. We've cried so much these past few days, but you're worth every tear.

"With all your jokes and sayings, in heaven, they'll laugh out loud! With all your heartfelt singing, even Bono would be proud!

"Your memory we'll keep for ever, we're proud to call you our friend. We'll miss you so much, dear Colm, you're simply a true legend."

Samuel Buultjens, 20, of Newrybar, has been charged with Mr Kenny's murder and will appear in the Lismore Local Court on July 22.

To view the tributes to Mr Kenny visit: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?%MemberId=6681574324


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