RECENT DEATHS: The death has occurred of Bridget Heffernan (nÃ©e Oâ€™Neill), Clarkstown, Lattin, and late of Ballyphilip, Solohead. Predeceased by her husband Timmie and son Mike, she is survived by her sons John and Thady, daughters Mary, Nora, Bridie, Eileen, Patsy, Margaret and Geraldine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandson, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Following Requiem Mass in The Church of the Assumption, Lattin, burial took place in Shroneil Cemetery.
The death has also occurred of Robert (Bobby) Murphy, Kilmallock Rd., Limerick and formerly of The Shamrock Lounge, Kilross. Bobby and his late wife Teresa became very well known in the 1970s through their association with the Shamrock Lounge which they developed into one of the top pub entertainment venues in the country. He is survived by his son Robert daughters Clodagh and Sinead, sister Phyllis, brother Eamonn, mother in law Maura Halligan relatives and friends. Burial took place in St. Michaels Cemetery Tipperary following Requiem Mass in St Michaelâ€™s Church.
LADIES SOCCER: Well done to the players and management of Cullen Ladies soccer team which recently completed a Third Division Shield and Cup double in the Limerick League. In the Cup final, played in Murroe, the team defeated Croom B by two goals to one. The playing panel consists of Caroline O Leary, Caoimhe Ryan, Mary Leahy, Mary Ellen Breen, Rachel Condon, Aisling O Connor, Cathy Morrissey, Siobhan Delaney, Rachel O Brien, Chloe O Brien, Marguerite Morrissey, Kayleigh Tolann, Lisa Moloney, Margaret Ryan, Carol Leahy, Mary Rose Hourigan and Claire McMahon.
SOCCER: Cullen-Lattin A Team began the new season with a comprehensive 4 â€“ 0 victory over a depleted Galbally side in the First Division Shield last Sunday in Aisling Park. The home side took the lead after seven minutes when James Power headed home a Mike Kenny free kick which had come back off the crossbar.
Galbally had an opportunity to draw level before the break when awarded a penalty, but Quin Perryâ€™s effort went over the bar. Early in the second half, Cullen extended the lead when an Alan Hayes penalty was saved, but the rebound was scrambled over the line. Further goals from Davy Ryan and Timmy Heffernan secured a semi-final place.
Before the game, Marie Nash of Dawsonâ€™s Bar, Cullen, presented a set of jerseys to the team. Next Sunday the team is away to Kilenaule in the League. The B team is also in action with a home match against Borris in the Fourth Division Shield. Underage players from 8 to 16 years are welcome to come along to training, which has now commenced for the new season.