All-Ireland Semi-final - Best of luck to goalie Paul Maher and his Tipp. colleagues who will face strong opposition in Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final of the Minor hurling championship at Croke Park on Sunday.
Cemetery Masses - Templeree was blessed with a glorious evening for the celebration of outdoor Mass on Friday last. Rahealty also had ideal conditions on Wednesday where the celebrant was Fr. Tomás O’Connell, C.C. Thurles. Conditions looked far from promising for the organisers of the Cooleeney Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday 12th but by 11.40 the rain had stopped and blue skies appeared allowing the ceremony to go ahead as planned at 12 noon. Chief celebrant was Fr. Pat Murphy P.P. assisted by Fr. John O’Connell A.P. Moyne Choir ably directed by Esther Hogan provided a fine accompaniment to the Mass. The readings and Prayers of the Faithful were recited by the relatives and friends of those who had been called to their eternal reward in the past 12 months.
Thanks to Sacristan, Eileen Cantwell; to John Flynn for amplification; to those who transported the chairs particularly Joe Brolan; to the fine attendance and particularly to the committee who maintain Cooleeney so well. Templetuohy Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on this Wednesday, 15th August at 7 p.m.
Sympathy - Deepest sympathy to Connie Ryan and family, Templetuohy on the recent death of his brother Pat, Cavan town and formerly Ard Mhuire, Thurles and to Eileen Ryan and family, Moyneard on the death of her sister, Mary O’Halloran, Monakeeba, Thurles. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a nanamacha.
Late Michael (Mick) Bergin - The death occurred peacefully on August 8th of Mick Bergin, Toher. He had reached the fine age of 94 but had not enjoyed good health in recent years. In his younger days he had been an employee of Lisduff Quarries for many years. Mick married Josie Moore, a native of Killoran in 1952 and they were blessed with a family of four, two sons and two daughters. Their youngest son John, was a member of the Tipp. team which won the All-Ireland minor hurling championship in 1982. Mick was a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather, great grandfather and a good neighbour who will be sadly missed. The removal was from Grey’s Funeral Home to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Templetuohy. Principal celebrant of his Concelebrated Requiem Mass was Fr. Pat Murphy P.P.; assisted by Fr. John O’Connell A.P.; Fr. Joe Egan P.P. Boherlahan; Fr. Stephen Carey; Canon Eugene Everard P.P. Templemore and Fr. John Campion S.D.B. Milford House, Limerick. Accompaniment was beautifully provided by Templetuohy Choir. Following the Mass Mick’s mortal remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Deepest sympathy to his wife Josie, daughters Teresa and Jayne, sons Jimmy and John, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother Jimmy, sister Stasia, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.