Cycling Ulster are saddened to hear of the passing of Irish cycling stalwart, Gabriel Howard. The Meath man had a long competitive career in the sport, competing in a record 21 consecutive Rásanna, taking a stage win in the 1965 edition.
Gaybo’s contribution to the sport was even more significant after retiring from competition.
He took on numerous roles including being heavily involved in event promotion, not only with his beloved Stamullen Road Club but at various events throughout the country, including Ulster. He also maintained his competitive instinct through taking on positions as team manager and providing mechanical support at races.
Gaybo was also involved in promoting the sport in the media, including on local radio. He may be remembered most in recent years for the craic he brought to many events from the microphone at event finish lines where he could be seen and heard analysing the race while interviewing fans, officials and riders.
Cycling Ulster extend our condolences to his family, friends and club mates.RIP Gabriel Howard.
Please see below funeral arrangements
HOWARD, Gabriel (Gaybo) (Stedalt, Stamullen, Co. Meath) – February 9, 2018, (suddenly), late of Stamullen Road Club and stalwart of Irish Cycling; sadly missed by his loving wife Kay, daughters Siobhan and Sinead, son Seamus, sons-in-law Paul and Pat, daughter-in-law Phebe, grandchildren Alexandra, Fintan, Gabrielle, Lorcan, Emma and Ryan, brother Dessie, sister Olive and a large circle of friends.
May he Rest In Peace.
Reposing at his home on Tuesday (13th Feb.) afternoon from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Removal on Wednesday (14th Feb.) morning to St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen, arriving for 12 noon Mass, followed by funeral to Stamullen Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin.