Billy Gòod was a most respected person on the Irish Athletics scene.
He started his involvement in athletics as a highly successful athlete in the sixties, also finding time to set up his beloved Bandon AC.
He held officership at club, division, county , provincial and national levels. He was selfless and thorough in all projects he undertook. No task was too small for Billy and he was as happy cutting the grass and lining the track in the Town Park, preparing and undoing cross-country courses, collecting for funds as he was officiating as race director or chief judge and timekeeper at major athletics events or being a keen debater at National Congress.
He has a driving force in the successes of the club over the years and in setting in motion the groundwork for the new all weather track which, alas, he will not get the chance to enjoy.
Billy would have been very proud on this weekend where the club won 3 gold medals at the National Junior championships.
Despite his illness in recent weeks , he was always following the progress of club members at the many events taking place and on developments relating to the new track.
From a personal point of view I was so lucky to have enjoyed a wonderful friendship with Billy over the years as we travelled the length and breadth of the country to competitions and meetings. He was a true gentleman.
My sympathies to Mathilda his wife and his sons Clive, Mervyn, David and extended Good family at this difficult time.
Ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann.
May he rest in peace.