Recent Deaths: The death has occurred, after a short illness, of Maureen Martin (née Fitzgerald), Bruis Walk, Lattin. A large attendance of mourners were present on both days to pay their final respects at her residence and at Requiem Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Lattin. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. She is survived by her husband Mike, sons Stephen and Cathal, sister Geraldine, niece and godchild Marie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbors and a large circle of friends.
Fr. Walter Doherty, a native of Toor, Lattin, died on May 22 in Canada. He was aged 80 years. One of a family of eight, he had three brothers and four sisters, of which Billie, Angela and Josephine are still living. He was educated in Mount Bruis national school, Tipperary CBS and Limerick. He joined the Oblate Fathers in 1953 and studied theology in the order’s Piltown seminary and was conferred with a BA from Dublin University. He was ordained in 1959 and spent all of his religious life in Canada, serving in various parishes in British Columbia. His final ministry, until his retirement in 1997, was as parish priest of Osoyoos. He continued to live in the town up to the time of his death.
The death has also occurred of Eileen Gayson, Racecourse House, Cashel and formerly of Cullen.
Cullen-Lattin FC: The club wishes to thank everyone who supported the club’s recent race night in Limerick Greyhound Stadium. A special word of thanks to race sponsors, Denis Quinlan and Declan Beary, clubs and businesses who advertised in the race programme and everyone who purchased Buster tickets. The winner of the €1,000 first prize was Frank Ryan (Minor), Cullen Road, Oola.
The club extends its sympathy to Mike Martin on the death of his wife Maureen and to John Kennedy on the death of his mother Breda.
Training Success: Congratulations to local trainer Eamonn O’Connell, whose horse Sassaway made the long trip to Down Royal a winning one, with victory in the Nokia Lumia Handicap last week. It was the horse’s second win in recent weeks.