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Death Of Mr Michael Frawley

Michael (Mick) Frawley

It is with sadness we learn of the death of former Chairman of the Tipperary County Board, Mr Michael Frawley. Michael (Mick) a native of Lisobyhane, Emly, Co Tipperary passed away on Sunday last, August 1st.

Michael served as a delegate from the West Tipperary Division to the Tipperary County Board and in 1968 was a sitting member of the Association’s by-laws committee, a position he held prior to his death.

He was elected as a Tipperary delegate to the Munster Council and served as Chairman of the West Board between 1973 and 1976. In 1978 he was elected to a three year term as Chairman of the Munster Council.

He also served as Chairman of the Tipperary County Board between 1982 and 1984 and during his term of office saw the staging of the All Ireland hurling final here in Semple Stadium Thurles, during its Centenary Year.

Michael played a leading role in the redevelopment of Semple Stadium and was elected a Trustee of the GAA in 1985. He became Chairman of the Tipperary Football Board in 1997 and served in that role until 2004.

Michael served also as a senior football selector with Tipperary for many years and was a selector of the team which won the Division 2 South National Football League Final in 1971. He worked tirelessly throughout his life for Tipperary football and was totally committed to its continued betterment.

The Munster Council honoured Mick Frawley for his distinguished service to the sport in 2008.

Current GAA President, Mr Christy Cooney, led the tributes to Mick Frawley, stating  “I offer my heartfelt condolences to both his family and his wide circles of friends. Mick’s involvement with the GAA touched on so many areas and his contribution was nothing less than immense.

His remains reposed at his home at Lisobyhane, Emly until 1 o’clock today before being removed to the Frazer Funeral Home Galbally from 5.30pm until 8pm. Remains will arrive at St. Ailbe’s Church, Emly at 9.00pm this evening with Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11.30am followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The Tipperary County Board has extended its deepest sympathy to his daughters Margaret, Mary, Cathriona and Anne, sons Mike and Ger, his sister Nora, his extended family, Emly GAA Club and his many saddened GAA colleagues.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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