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Death Of Eugene Doherty, Formerly Fertiana, Holycross, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 4th November 2017, of Mr Eugene Doherty, Loughkent West, New Inn, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Fertiana, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Doherty passed away peacefully while in the care of the Hospital of the Assumption here in Thurles.

Son of the late Sean and Breda Doherty; his passing is most deeply regretted by his loving brother Gerard; sister-in-law Judy; nephews Ryan and Sean; aunts Nancy Ryan and Philomena Doherty; cousins; extended family and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Doherty will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Monday, from 5.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to Holycross Abbey, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Requiem Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Ballintemple Cemetery, Dundrum.

Note Please: Family flowers only.  Donations, if desired, to the Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.


Man Assaulted Six Miles From Roscrea

Gardaí are urgently appealing for information, after a middle-aged man was assaulted before being locked into a shed, during an aggravated burglary, some 9.0 km (6 miles approx.) from Roscrea, in Co. Tipperary.

The incident is believed to have begun at around 2.00am, when four men are understood to have forced their way into the victim’s farmhouse, situated at Glasderrybeg, Brosna, Co. Offaly, just a 10 minute drive from Roscrea, in Co. Tipperary.

The male occupant of the farmhouse, a farmer and sole resident aged in his mid-50’s, was assaulted and then confined in a shed. The farmer, however, managed to escape from the shed to a neighbouring house, where the alarm was raised and an ambulance summoned. The victim was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, where he remains for treatment to what are described thankfully as “non life-threatening injuries”.

It is understood that this is the second time that this particular farmhouse has been the target of unwelcome intruders in the last six weeks, with this morning’s criminal element quickly fleeing the scene, having stolen what was described as “a small sum of money”.

Gardaí at Birr Garda Station are appealing to farmers, local residents and landowners in the Shinrone area, to check for discarded clothing in fields or hedgerows. They are asking that if such clothing is located, please not to handle same and to contact, immediately, Birr Garda Station at Tel: 057-9169710.

Gardaí have also appealed to anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious or may have identified unusual vehicle movements in the Drumakeenan and Glassderrybeg areas on the N62 Birr to Roscrea Road, either last night or in previous days leading up to today’s incident; to contact them at Birr Garda Station, at Tel: 057-9169710 or via the Garda Confidential Line at Tel: 1800 666 111.


Lar Corbett Fined €250 For Breach Of Licensing Law

Tipperary’s all-time leading goalscorer; GPA All Stars “Hurler Of The Year”; and current licensee of Coppinger’s bar, Mr Lar Corbett has been fined €250, having pleaded guilty to allowing persons to remain on his pub premises, for almost one full hour after the official closing time of 12.30 a.m.

The winner of two All-Ireland senior hurling titles with Tipperary in 2001 and 2010; Mr Corbett pleaded guilty to one count of a breach of the licensing laws, when he appeared before Judge Elizabeth MacGrath at Nenagh District Courthouse.

Sergeant Michael Keating informed Nenagh Court, that at 1.25 a.m. on July 17th 2016, Gardaí inspected ‘Coppinger’s Bar’, latter situated on Parnell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and found some 20 persons still seated drinking on the premises.  A previous conviction for a similar offence was found, dating back to 2015, for which Mr Corbett then received a fine of €200.

In this case Judge Elizabeth MacGrath fined Mr Corbett €250, allowing him six months in which to make the emolument.


Table Quiz In Aid Of Hope Foundation

Ms Maura Doyle Reports:

Transition year student Miss Chleo Slattery is hoping to travel to Kolkata shortly; latter city formerly called Calcutta, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.   Miss Slattery will travel in aid of The Hope Foundation, to gain experience at first-hand and to involve herself with the work being carried on with street and slum children.

The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata and the most underprivileged in India. HOPE works to effect immediate and lasting change in the lives of these individuals.

To help to support Miss Slattery in this worthy cause, a Table Quiz will be held in Darmody’s Pub, Littleton, Thurles, on Saturday night November 25th next at 8.00pm sharp.

Note: Tickets cost €5 per person or €20 per table of 4 persons.

Do please support this worthy venture.


Legend Tony Wall To Launch Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story-Volume 1

Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story-Volume 1 – by Author Liam Ó Donnchú

Volume 1 of the Thurles Sarsfields GAA story will be launched on Friday next, November 10th, at 7.30 p.m. sharp, by former retired Tipperary, senior team centre-back, and hurling manager Mr Tony Wall, in the Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre, here in Co. Tipperary.

It was the same Tipperary legendary defender from the 1950’s and 1960’s; Mr Tony Wall, to whom is attributed the ‘tongue in cheek’ remark, quote, “Football is a game for those not good enough to play hurling.”

Mr Wall, a former Irish army Adjutant General (Military chief administrative officer), from Fianna Road in Thurles, joined the Tipperary team during the 1953/54 National League and became a regular member of the ‘starting fifteen’ until his retirement following the 1967 championship.

During that period, he won five All-Ireland medals, six Munster medals and six National Hurling League medals, and captained the team to the All-Ireland title in 1958. Mr Wall was himself a ten-time county club championship medallist with the legendary Thurles Sarsfields.

The Thurles Sarsfields GAA story-Volume 1; as we have previously stated does not confine itself purely to Thurles GAA affairs. Indeed, I would suggest that same can also be viewed as a social or community written commentary, with the many happenings down through the decades, affecting our rural town and surrounding parish of Thurles getting mentioned, and clearly put into date perspective; e.g. the arrival of Urban and Rural Electricity; the Thurles/Titanic connection; the official opening of Thurles Sugar Factory; the Korean War; Fair Days on Liberty Square (West Main Street) and Cathedral Street (East Main Street); The great Count John Mc Cormack’s Concert at Delahunty’s Cinema etc., etc., etc.

Please Note: All are most welcome to attend this official book launch, however if for one reason or another you cannot attend this event, remember this exciting publication will be available in Thurles, through Bookworm, Lár na Páirce, Eason and Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre. A ‘Signed Copy’ can also be ordered direct (Plus €10 extra for postage and packing) from the Author, Mr Liam Ó Donnchú, Ballymoreen, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.