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Family mans unexpected death Mar

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ALTHOUGH he suffered from a serious illness for some years, the death of Liam Hogan of Briarsfield came as a shock to both his family and the local community.
Liam had been in good form in the days leading up to his death and had even been out and about in the area. His death occurred at St Joseph's Hospital, Clonmel.
Liam was approaching his late sixties and came to Mullinahone 33 years ago, on his marriage to Cait Coady. He came from Rosegreen and was quickly absorbed into the local community.

The items displayed by the altar servers before Liam's funeral Mass accurately told the story of his life. The family photograph showed Liam's great devotion to his family. A race card which he had used at Gowran Park the previous week showed his love of horses and horse racing.
In later years Liam kept a large piggery but, in his early years in Mullinahone, he worked as a carpenter. After retiring he took up making hurleys as a hobby.

His remains reposed in Brett's Funeral Home and were conveyed to St Michael's Church, Mullinahone, where they were received by Fr John McGrath, PP. The funeral Mass was said by Fr McGrath, assisted by Fr Breen, PP, Fethard and Dean Ryan, Cashel and Rosegreen.
Readers at the Mass were Gerard Hogan ('son) and Mary O'Sullivan (family friend). The responsorial psalm was sung by the St Michael's Church Choir of which Liam's daughter Mary is a member.
The prayers of the faithful were recited by Toni Hogan (daughter-in-law) and Vincent Hogan (son). The offertory gifts were presented by Liam's wife Cait and his daughters Eileen Hogan-Fagan and Mary Hogan-O'Sullivan. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Liam's final obsequies were attended by large congregations, proof of the esteem in which both he and his family were held. He is survived by his wife Cait, daughters Eileen and Mary, sons Vincent and Gerard, grandchildren Grace, Adam and Sean, daughter-in-law Toni Hogan, sons-in-law Adrian O'Sullivan and Declan Fagan (Newry, Co Down), brother James Hogan (Rosegreen), sister Mary Barrett (Fethard), nieces, other relatives and friends.
Liam was a fine family man and a kind neighbour. His month's mind Mass will be in St Michael's Church, Mullinahone, on March 27.

table quiz — This Thursday the eve of Daffodil Day, a table quiz will be held in Quirke's Castle View lounge in aid of the South Tipperary Hospice Movement. This fundraising quiz is an annual event, dating back to the days of the late Georgina Kennedy. The quiz is now held in her memory.
The quiz will start at 9.45pm and will be for teams of four, fee e20 per team. Those unable to attend are asked to support Daffodil Day.

gold society — Mullinahone golf society are off to Castlecomer golf club this Saturday. Tee-off is at 11am, with draw for partners at 10.45am.

chiropodist — Nuala Quirke will pay her March visit to Mullinahone community centre from 10am onwards next Monday.

lotto — The local lotto, having been suspended for a number of weeks, is now firmly back on track. Winning numbers in the draw on March 8 were 10, 15, 18 and 24.
There was no jackpot winner of e5,250 but three winners shared a match 3 prize of e150: Margaret Skehan, Jackie Dunphy and Martin Keating. Next jackpot on March 22 could be as high as e5,550.

sharon's grave — Sharon's Grave by John B. Keane is this year's production by the Fionn McCumhall Players. The play will be staged in Cloneen from March 26-28. Curtain up is at 8.15pm. Due to the appearance of two local thespians and because it is directed by Anne Williamson, there should be plenty of local interest.

ladies' football —
The local ladies' Gaelic football club have held their AGM. Among the appointments made were: Chairperson Grainne O'Meara, treasurer Caroline O'Brien, secretary Helena O'Meara and PRO Bernie Phelan. Trainers U-10 Grainne O'Meara; U-12 Helena O'Meara and Mary O'Shea; U-14 and U-16: Cathy Walters, Caroline O'Brien, Denis Collins and Peter Ryan; Junior: Kyra Vaughan. Training will resume for the junior squad on March 20 at 11am. All are requested to attend, as the first league game is fixed for April 10. New members welcome.

refuse — There will be no recyclables bag collection on St Patrick's Day. The collection has been postponed to early on March 20.

hurlers — The local club was well represented on the South Tipperary hurling U-16 panel, which played in the Garda Cup during the weekend. Donal Cody and Shane O'Brien played while Ned Tobin was a substitute. Local club Runai Martin Cody was a selector on the side. South Tipp played mid Tipp in the semi-final in New Inn on Sunday but went down 1-9 to 1-5. They will now play West Tipp in the Losers' final in Dr Morris Park this Saturday.
This competition is in preparation for the Munster U-16 inter-divisional, which starts on Easter Monday or a week earlier in the case of South Tipp, who play a preliminary tie against East Waterford in Kilsheelan on April 3 at 2.30pm.

football — The under-21 footballers are out of the South Tipp U21 'B' football championship. On Saturday in Kilsheelan, they lost their second championship game within a week, this time to Carrick Swan, to exit the championship. The previous week they went down by a point but this time they had a poor second half and went down far more heavily to a side which had lost heavily to St Pat's the previous week. The footballers now turn their thoughts to hurling and St Patrick's Day's game with Killenaule.

local elections — June 11 is the date set for the lcoal and European elections, only 12 weeks away. While it is too late to be added to the register, you can still be added to the supplementary register. Check the registers in the local post office/garda station or other public offices. If you are not listed, contact the County Council or a local councillor.

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