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Sadness as the ‘Voice of Thomond’ Tommy Creamer passes away

The voice of Thomond Park for over 30 years PA announcer Tommy Creamer, holds up his match tickets from 1978 Munster v All Blacks at Thomond Park and a 1995 world cup ticket Ireland v All Blacks from Ellis Park (Press22) and below, with Paul and Paddy O'Connell at the Munster man's freedom of the city reception

The voice of Thomond Park for over 30 years PA announcer Tommy Creamer, holds up his match tickets from 1978 Munster v All Blacks at Thomond Park and a 1995 world cup ticket Ireland v All Blacks from Ellis Park (Press22) and below, with Paul and Paddy O'Connell at the Munster man's freedom of the city reception

RUGBY fans have been saddened to learn of the passing of Tommy Creamer, regarded as being ‘the voice of Limerick rugby’ for close on 30 years.

Life-long Shannon RFC supporter Tommy Creamer was the public address announcer at Thomond Park between 1974 and 2004.

He performed the PA duties for the last time at Munster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with Stade Francais 10 years ago.

Tommy was stadium announcer on the day Munster stunned the All-Blacks in 1978.

During his rugby playing days, the late Tommy Creamer won a Munster Junior Cup medal with Shannon RFC in 1962. He was also a talented soccer player.

He is survived by his wife Martha and daughters Geraldine, Lesley, Susan and Jennifer.

His will repose in Milford Care Centre Mortuary this Wednesday from 5pm, with removal at 6.30pm to St Mary’s Church. Mr Creamer’s funeral will take place on Thursday after 11am Mass to Castlemungret Cemetery.

 

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