Word reaching our news Centre is that former Acting Director of Youth Affairs and Sports, Patrick O. Harrigan died on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at the age of 65.
Mr Harrigan, born February 15, 1957, is remembered as a family man and is best known for his involvement and contribution to sports and youth development.
He played many sports, including basketball, volleyball, and cricket, and was involved in all aspects of track and field.
Mr. Harrigan, born February 15, 1957, is
remembered as a family man and is best known for his involvement and
contribution to sports and youth development at the department.
The now deceased started in the public service in 1974 as a school teacher and rose to the rank of Acting Director of the Youth Affairs and Sports Department. He started pre-retirement leave from the service on October 1, 2014.
He was also the founder of the Grasshoppers Skipping Rope team as they toured and competed locally, regionally, and internationally.
The late Harrigan is survived by 2 children (one son and one daughter) and had a third son who died a few years ago.
Harrigan’s talents were also extended to regional and international track and field meets where, for example, he was a starter for the CARIFTA games.
He believed in youths and was passionate about his country as his late mother Lue Harrigan was an activist and is long remembered for her role in the Positive Action Movement.
The Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) extend condolences to the family and other loved ones of the late Patrick O. Harrigan.