It was with great sadness we learned of the passing on Friday evening last of Maureen Sweeney, Glennacunna. Maureen was a very active member in the community and was involved in many committees down through the years, she loved her game of cards on Monday night in the hall where she met and caught up on the latest with many friends.

She had a huge interest in sport and was as good as any manager on the side line with her input on the game. She enjoyed and was so proud to watch her own sons play and in recent years watch her grandchildren play hurling and football this gave her great pride. Maureen always had an interest in sport as she represented Tipperary playing camogie herself some years ago.

Maureen worked as a nurse and by all accounts was a very good one. Though Maureen had many interests in life her family always came first. Her son Tom gave a very moving account of their mother at the funeral mass on Monday last and told how proud and devoted she was not only to her children but to her grandchildren and great grand child. It was very much a family home. She was a loving wife to JohnJo who predeceased her ten years ago. He was a great loss to her and it was ironic that Maureen was laid to rest on their diamond wedding anniversary, to be together once more. She will be dearly missed in Ballyporeen not only by her loving family but by all who knew her down through the years. Our deepest sympathies to her sons Michael, Tom, John, her daughters Ann, Mary, Katie, Aileen, her in laws, grandchildren, great grandchild.

Removal took place on Monday morning from Maureen’s home to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyporeen, and after requim mass Maureen was laid to rest in the church graveyard.

May she rest in peace in heaven.


Ballyporeen I.C.A. is 50 years in existence this year and members will hold a number of events throughout the year to celebrate this great achievement.

The first event will be with Eamonn Dwyer of Tipp FM when I.C.A. members and friends will join with him in recording a session for his weekly programme “Down your way.“

This recording will take place in O’Caseys lounge, Ballyporeen, on Thursday, June 13, commencing at 7pm and we invite all to come along and support the I.C.A. on the night.

Looking forward to seeing you on the night .


We extend our best wishes to all starting the Junior and Leaving Cert exams this week. We hope all the study will pay off and that all goes well for you all. And to all the students who are now on holiday have an enjoyable and safe summer break.