Patrick Joseph “Paddy” Lalor was born on July 21, 1926, and died on July 30, 2016.
He was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a well known hurling player for Laois.
He was a member of the last Laois team to win the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship in 1949.
In that same year, he helped his club Abbeyleix to win the Laois Senior Hurling Championship.
Patrick Lalor played football and hurling for his club and county for many years and is generally regarded as one of the most skilful hurlers to have pulled on the Blue and White jersey of Laois.
In 1999, it was evidenced by his selection on the Laois Hurling Team of the Millennium.
Patrick Lalor was a Teachta Dála (TD) for over twenty years, and a minister three times.
Lalor was elected to Dáil Éireann on his first attempt at the 1961 general election as a Fianna Fáil TD for Laois–Offaly in the 17th Dáil.
During 1965, Patrick Lalor was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture.
Duting the year Lalor became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Power and Posts and Telegraphs.
He died leaving his four children behind.
His funeral will take place on August 1, 2016 in Abbeyleix.
Patrick Lalor passed away at 90 years old.