Dog Show, Sunday, April 14, Hayden’s farm Crohane. Judging 12.30pm. Lurcher racing 11am and after judging. Terrier, lurcher, foxhound and pet classes. Digging competition. Drangan Harriers will make a financial contribution to Clonmel Cancer C.A.R.E on behalf of the Hayden family.
CLCG NAOMH PÁDRAIG
Monday, April 22, u16 footballers play Clonmel Commercials at 6.30pm in Clonmel Sportsfield, Western Road. Thursday, April 11, u14 footballers play Moyle Rovers at 6.30pm in Monroe and Thursday, April 18, play Kilsheelan-Kilcash in Kilsheelan at 6.30pm. Friday, April 12, Minor Footballers play Kilsheelan-Kilcash at 6.30pm in Ned Hall Park Clonmel.
MRS. BREDA DUGGAN
On Thursday, March 21, news broke of the sudden death of Breda Duggan, Newtown. Breda, from Knockgraffon, came to Drangan 45 years ago when she married John Duggan, Ballynennan. She was an active community member and a kind and caring woman. As a nurse she was always willing to share her expertise with anyone who needed medical advice. The Duggan family have a long association with St. Patrick’s GAA club. Breda’s husband was a member of the first St. Patrick’s team to win a south hurling title with the South Junior final in 1963. Over the years John has been a mentor to many St. Patrick’s teams, adult and juvenile. Breda’s son Colm was a member of the St. Patrick’s teams that won south and county titles in the 80s and 90s. He is also a former Co. Tipperary Minor, U21 and Senior Footballer and a former Co. Junior Hurler. Today Colm is a mentor to our u14 teams of which his son Conor is a member. A large crowd attended her removal to Drangan parish church and her funeral mass on Saturday, March 23 - one of the largest seen in Drangan for sometime. Chief celebrant was Breda’s brother Archdeacon Mattie McGrath P.P. Tipp town, assisted by Rev T. Lambe P.P. Drangan and Fr. Jimmy Kennedy C.C. Tipperary. They were joined by a large number of priests from the diocese along with his Grace Archbishop Clifford. Readings were by Breda’s daughter Bridget and daughter in-law Sally. In his homily Fr. Mattie contrasted Breda’s life to the four seasons comparing death to a plant dying down in wintertime, not gone forever merely gone under ground for a short while to rise again in a new spring. One of Breda’s favourite hobbies was playing bridge and her card playing friends in the bridge clubs from Ballingarry and Callan formed a guard of honour as her remains were carried from the church to the graveside. Breda was laid to rest in the new Assumption Graveyard, Drangan. To her husband John, son Colm, daughters Miriam and Bridget, daughter in-law Sally, son in-law Sean, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and many relative and friends we extend our deepest sympathy.