FR SHEEHYS GAA
Training was cancelled on Saturday last as a mark of respect to the late Eddie Conway. It will commence on Saturday next, January 27, at 6pm in the field. All players are asked to attend. Lotto -Monday, January 14. No winner, no match 3’s, 5 lucky dips M. Fennessy, Willie Mulcahy, Isabella McLoughlin, Christy Barrett, James Wyse who received €30 each.
LATE EDDIE CONWAY
Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann, we shall not see his likes again, was a thought that immediately came to mind when we learned of Eddie Conway’s passing on Friday. Eddie or Ned as he was more commonly know was a legendary and well known figure in our club and area, he was the last survivor from the 1948 County Junior Football winning team. He was the Vice Captain and Centre Forward and very proud of the fact they were the first the bring county honours to our parish. In 1960 when Burncourt Clogheen won a second County Junior Football title he acted as a selector. He was a long serving President of Fr Sheehys and was delighted to see his grandson Tom bring home a County Junior Hurling medal in 2001. In fact he is pictured in the team photo at the end of the game. Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh the famous GAA commentator attended our 50th anniversary celebration for the 1948 winners in 1998 and stated that Ned wanted to be put on the forty and build the team around him, needless to say he enjoyed this remark. He was 88 years young he lead a very active life until the end. Ned attended our annual mass and presentation last month and was thrilled when his grandson James received a County U14 Football medal on the night. He was a straight talking man and earned respect. The throngs that attended his funeral on Saturday and Sunday last were a testament to his popularity when Burncourt was brought to a standstill. The club accompanied him on his last journey with a guard of honour from his residence to Burncourt Church on Sunday morning. Ned was laid to rest close to former teammates from 1948 John Lonergan, Richie and Tom Maher and former Club President his great friend Jimmy Butler. May his beloved Burncourt sod rest gently on him. We offer our sympathy to his wife Eily and family Eddie, John, Helen, Mary, Kathleen, Ann, Tom, Dave, Jim, Geraldine, Ailish, Carmel and Fidelma. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
LATE NELL O’BRIEN
The club extends its sympathy to Robbie, Theresa and the O’Brien family Kiladanogue on the passing of Nell last week. May she rest in peace.
TALKS FROM THE BIBLE
Talks From The Bible are held every Friday, 8pm to 9pm at St Paul’s Community Centre. Free and non-denominational. All welcome.