SYMPATHY

From Tipperary GAA Scene
We extend our sympathy to the family of the late Bob Stakelum of Holycross Ballycahill who died last weekend. Bob was President of the Mid Tipperary Divisional GAA Board since 1993 and gave a lifetime of service to the GAA. He played inter-county football and hurling with Tipperary and was a member of the Tipperary panel which won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1949. He won Tipperary county senior hurling championships with Holycross-Ballycahill in 1948, 1951 and 1954. He was also a noted referee and took charge of the 1955 All Ireland Senior Hurling final, the 1956 Munster Senior Hurling Final and the 1954 and 55 Munster Senior Football finals. He wrote a book “Gaelic Games in Holycross Ballycahill 1884 to 1990” He was elected to the Mid Tipperary Board “Hall of Fame” in 1999. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

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SYMPATHY

Courtesy Tipperary GAA Scene
We extend our sympathy to the family of the late JJ McGrath of Boherlahan, who died at the weekend. JJ was a former prominent player with the Boherlahan Dualla club and won a county senior hurling championship medal in 1996. More recently, he served as club secretary. The Boherlahan Dualla v Lorrha and Dorrha O Riain Cup senior hurling championship game which was to be played on Saturday August 1st was postponed as a mark of respect.

We also extend our sympathy to the family of the late Mrs. Mai Maher also of Boherlahan, who died last week. Mrs. Maher was the mother of PJ Maher, former Chairman of the Mid Tipperary GAA Board and currently Insurance Officer of County Board.

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