Obituaries: Offaly


As it Happened: All-Ireland Hurling Final Tracker
Welcome to what was the biggest day of the year on the hurling calendar.
04 September 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
The Munster senior football championship replay was centre stage in today's action.
18 July 2015

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Today saw the last of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers take place as there were two games to be decided this afternoon.
30 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the busiest Saturday afternoon on the GAA front this year.
09 July 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There were four games down for decision throughout the course of the day.
18 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
23 April 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
We're into the height of the GAA season as the games keep coming thick and fast.
25 June 2016

As it Happened: Saturday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw four All-Ireland senior football championship qualifiers take place.
16 July 2016

As it happened: Saturday Match Tracker
There was another busy Saturday ahead of us with games in the All-Ireland SHC and SFC qualifiers as well as an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
02 July 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be Lá na gClubanna but there was one game on today's fixture list and that is the Allianz NHL Division 1 final replay.
08 May 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was provincial final day in both Munster and Connacht this afternoon.
10 July 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Today we saw the first of this year's All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-finals take place.
07 August 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the final round of fixtures in this year's National Hurling League.
20 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action from both the National hurling and football leagues this afternoon.
06 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Welcome to what was the second part of our weekend live match tracker as we continued the action in the National Hurling League today.
21 February 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We had plenty of action this afternoon with three hurling games and a football match down for decision.
05 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This weekend was the turn of the small ball code to take centre stage.
20 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
Football took centre stage this afternoon as we had quarter-finals and semi-finals down for decision in all four provinces.
13 November 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
The last of the penultimate round of the Allianz NFL matches were down for decision this afternoon.
27 March 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
This afternoon saw no fewer than 14 county finals take place around the country.
23 October 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
We're into November and the games are still coming thick and fast as there were another seven down for decision this afternoon.
06 November 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
It was football all the way today and we had no fewer than six games to cover this afternoon.
12 June 2016

As it happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There were two provincial finals down for decision this afternoon, along with an Ulster SFC semi-final replay.
03 July 2016

As it Happened: Sunday Match Tracker
There was action once again in both codes today as counties continued their battle for supremacy in their respective leagues.
13 March 2016

Bennett, Jim
The death occurred recently of the late Jim Bennett and it was with great regret that the local community heard of his passing.
28 February 2005

Black card rule=more scores
Statistics released by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) show that the average number of points scored per game in this year's football championship was 9.5 per cent higher than last year.
02 October 2014

Bourke, Padraig
The death took place on September 10 of Padraig Bourke of Coonough.
14 September 2005

Bracken, James
The late Mr. James (Jim) Bracken of Arden Vale and formerly Harbour Street, Tullamore, died May 8, 2006 in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore.
24 May 2006

Breen, Michael and Kit
Well known Birr couple Michael and Kathleen Breen died within two months of each other late last year.
15 July 2010

Brennan, Catherine
Offaly's oldest person and Ireland's ninth oldest citizen has died in her 106th year.
01 April 2009

Brereton, Sean
Edenderry was in mourning last week following the sudden death of one of the town’s best loved characters, the legendary Sean (“Dutch”) Brereton.
30 June 2003

Brophy, Michael
The parish of Killeigh and wider surrounding areas were deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Michael (Mick) Brophy aged 66 on July 26 last at his residence in the Meelaghans.
20 August 2008

Buckley, Andrew
The death took place at his daughter Jacinta’s residence in Kilrush, County Clare on June 20, 2006, (peacefully) of the late Andrew (Andy) Buckley formerly of Main St., Daingean. He was employed by CWO Midland Health Board, Tullamore until he retired some years ago.
18 June 2006

Byrne, Michael
The sad death has taken place of Michael Byrne, a key member of the famous Offaly team that won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship for the first and only time in 1964.
30 November 2007

Byrne, Michael Noel
It was with great sadness to hear of the passing of Michael Noel Byrne in December.
12 January 2012

Byrne, Mick
This column had wished a very ill Michael (Mick) Byrne of Collinstown (formerly of Staplestown) a speedy recovery to health. Unfortunately Mick breathed his last, leaving a big void in the locality. Mick was a kind, friendly ’never in a hurry’ individual, a perfectionist at his work and a great neighbour.
17 November 2005

Byrne, Rose
The sad passing of Rose Byrne, St Cormac’s Park, Kilcormac on October 16, 2006, generated mush sadness in Kilcormac and Tullamore, and indeed, a far wider area.
15 November 2006

Cahill, Jimmy
The death occurred of Jimmy Cahill, Cribben Terrace, Crinkle on the 15th March 2006, aged 74 years at the Regional Hospital Tullamore after a long illness.
05 July 2006

Carey, Peter
The death has taken place of an Offaly football hero from the all important break through years in the early '60s.
07 April 2011

Carey, Peter
The death has taken place of an Offaly football hero from the all important break through years in the early '60s.
07 April 2011

Carlow proposal to be discussed
Carlow's proposal for a new format to the All-Ireland SFC will be discussed at Central Council later this year.
07 August 2015

Carroll, John
The passing to his eternal reward of John Carroll, although not unexpected evoked feelings of great sadness among the local community.
31 May 2005

Carter, Cathy
The late Cathy Carter.
29 April 2007

Championship tweets: "Up the Dubs!!! It's time to celebrate"
The curtain came down on the 2015 inter-county gaelic football season yesterday and the Dubs are celebrating All-Ireland title number 25...
21 September 2015

Championship tweets: The Village celebrates
It's probably safe to assume that there is no shortage of sore heads around the country this morning following yesterday's club final schedule.
20 October 2014

Chapman, Mick
The Club and town lost a link with the past with the passing of Mick Chapman, Main Street. Mick was a noted footballer in his younger days on the famous Jimmy Dolan trained Minor teams of 1948 and 1949.
03 May 2006

Clarke, John
The death has taken place of John Clarke, a renowned GAA historian and archivist who has done much to preserve the history of Gaelic games in both Offaly and nationally.
15 October 2009

Coleman, Christopher (Chris)
The death took place recently of Mr Christopher Coleman, Bogtown, Cloneygowan after a short illnes
09 July 2009

Coleman, Joseph Kieran
Joe Coleman came to Britain in the 1960's but Ireland was never far from his heart. Mr Coleman, originally from Shannonbridge in Co. Offaly
22 January 2011

Competition: win two All-Ireland hurling final tickets
We have two tickets to give away for the All-Ireland hurling finals on Sunday 4 September.
23 August 2016

Corcoran, Bernard
Widespread grief occasioned by the death of former Fine Gael councillor, Mr Bernard Corcoran.
24 December 2006

Corrigan, Anne
The recent sudden death of the late Mrs Anne Corrigan, Clonmore, Tullamore was greeted with widespread grief in Cappincur, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Belmont and throughout Offaly and the wider Midlands.
18 March 2009

Cotter, Paddy
WELL known photographer Paddy Cotter, Hollypark, Birr and formally of Ennistymon, Co Clare, passed to his eternal reward on Tuesday, August 31 and for many years he contributed photographs to the Offaly Express.
30 September 2004

Coughlan, John
A week before Christmas the death occurred of John Coughlan, Bellhill, Clareen, the President of Seir Kieran GAA Club.
23 January 2008

Craven. Kevin
The closely knit community in Rahan and Mucklagh was plunged into mourning with the tragic and sudden death of a talented young player.
03 January 2007

Croke, Kevin
Kevin Croke, Glynside and formerly of 82 Main Street, Portlaoise, died at his residence on Friday December 26th. He was 88.
03 January 2004

Cronin, Jack
Ballyfore GAA Club lost two of its longest serving members, with the sad passing of Maureen Kane and Johnny Cronin.
30 December 2005

Daly, Jimmy
On Wednesday, September 29 2004, Ireland lost its one and only most loyal and faithful GAA fan.

31 October 2004

Daly, Vincent
Offaly lost one of its most widely known and respected figures with the death of Vincent Daly after a prolonged illness. His wide circle of friends in Ireland and London were shocked by the news of his untimely death at the early age of 63 years.
30 June 2003

Dealaney , Joe
Late Willie Joe Delaney
07 October 2010

Delaney, Michael
The death took place of Mr. Michael Delaney, Spruce Hill, Roscrea. He was in his late seventies and had been in failing health for sometime, never the less his passing is greatly mourned by all who knew him.
30 October 2007

Dillon, Aidan
Fond Farwell to Mr Reliant Warwickshire GAA bids farewell to the big man with the small car
29 August 2009

Dillon, Gerry
It was with a mixture of shock, dismay and mind numbing sadness that members and supporters of Killurin GAA club learnt to the sudden death of Gerry Dillon of Gorteen, Tullamore.
29 October 2008

Direen, Pat
It was with a mixture of shock, disbelief and mind numbing sadness that we heard news of the death of Pat Direen last Wednesday morning.
03 February 2011

Dolan, Paddy
The death took place recently of Mr Paddy Dolan, Ballyduff, Geashill at his residence.
15 July 2009

Dooley, Desmond
The passing of Desmond Dooley, Clonoghill, Birr on the 15th of August last in the loving care of the matron and staff of the Regional Hospital, Tullamore was received with great sadness throughout Offaly.
31 October 2004

Dooley, Joe
It was with deep sense of shock that the people of Offaly heard of the death of Joe Dooley (83), Lisheen, Birr, who was from almost 20 years a member of Offaly County Council.
31 January 2005

Dooley, Joe
The passing of the late Joe Dooley, Crinkle,Birr occurred recently in the loving care of the matron and staff of Elmgrove Nursing Home, Birr.
31 March 2005

Dooley, Joe
It was with deep sense of shock that the people of Offaly heard of the death of Joe Dooley (83), Lisheen, Birr, who was from almost 20 years a member of Offaly County Council.
21 January 2005

Dooley, Michael
The people of Borris-in-Ossory and surrounding areas were saddened by the death last week of the late Micheal Dooley, Castle Avenue, Derrin, Borris-in-Ossory.
09 May 2012

Duffy: derogatory comments will now be dealt with
Paraic Duffy says disciplinary committees are "far more likely" to enforce the GAA's new ruling regarding derogatory comments from managers.
04 November 2014

Dunne, Gerry
The sudden death of Gerry Dunne, Killurin on Monday, March 19th, 2007 was greeted with great shock and sadness both locally and well beyond. Just 61 years old, Gerry was very well and popular in many circles.
28 March 2007

Egan, Seamus
Ferbane and Offaly lost as much loved son on Holy Thursday with the passing of Seamus’ as he was known was one of the greatest characters you would ever meet around Ferbane.
26 March 2008

Farrell, Peter
Edenderry experienced one of its biggest funerals at the weekend following the tragic death of Peter Farrell.
20 September 2011

Farrell, Sean T
The death occurred at his home in Mucklagh, Tullamore of prominent local businessman Sean T Farrell.
30 January 2008

Feery, John
The sudden death of John Feery sent shock waves through Ballycommon and much further afield, as the popular Ballycommon man was well-known in tug-o-war circles right throughout Ireland and indeed in many parts of the world.
13 September 2006

Feery, Michael
Mick Feery (Micky) died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the Regional Hospital, Tullamore, on July 23, 2006, after a relatively short illness. He was Clara’s oldest man and the last surviving member of the Biddies.
02 August 2006

Fenlon, Paddy
Paddy Fenlon, a former Offaly footballer and selector passed to his eternal reward.
24 December 2005

Former GAA President Joe McDonagh dies
It was great sadness that we learned of the passing of former GAA President Joe McDonagh yesterday evening following a short illness.
21 May 2016

GAA propose to scrap All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals and introduce group stage
The GAA have announced proposed changes to the All-Ireland senior football championship - including plans to scrap the competition's quarter-finals.
04 August 2016

GAA/Basketball crossover programme
For many years, GAA players have turned to soccer and rugby to keep up their fitness levels over the winter, but they are now finding that basketball is of more benefit to them during the off-season.
23 September 2015

Gardai urge clubs to be more vigilant
A Garda Sergeant has warned GAA clubs to be extra vigilant when moving money like gate receipts as there is no doubt that they are being watched.
15 April 2016

Get your diary out: the 2015 GAA Master fixture list for intercounty games
The GAA have released the master fixture list for 2015.
12 November 2014

Gleeson, PK
The death occurred on Thursday last in the Regional Hospital Galway after a short illness of PK Gleeson, Portland Lorrha.
20 January 2011

Guinan, Veronica
It was with profound sadness that the community learned of the death of Veronica Guinan (nee Foley) on 15th March 2004 at Beaumont Hospital.
30 June 2004

Hensey, Eamon
The late Eamon Hensey passed to his eternal on September 2nd, 2005.
02 September 2005

Hoctor, Denis
Denis Hoctor, Cronkill, Carrig, Birr was just a month short of his 90th birthday when his death occurred and news of his passing evoked widespread sympathy throughout the area.
23 November 2003

Hughes, Patsy
The death of former Offaly, Cloghan and Tullamore footballer, Patsy Hughes after a lengthy illness was greeted with great sadness by his former playing colleagues and many friends in the county.
03 December 2005

Hynan, Tom
Local man Tom Hynan died following a brief illness on Tuesday, May 8, 2006. His death occurred in the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Living in the village all his life he was an employee of Board Na Mona for most of his working years and was in a supervisory role for a number of years prior to retirement.
17 May 2006

Inter-provincials 'in a coma'
Connacht manager John Tobin believes that Croke Park must make a decision on the future of the inter-provincials as they are 'in a coma'.
22 December 2016

Introduction of new playing rules deferred
At the recent GAA Congress, a number of changes were made to the playing rules of football and hurling, including the introduction of the 'one-on-one penalty' and advantage rule in hurling.
23 March 2015

Jones, Peter
There was a huge air of sadness over Rhode Village when the news broke through of the death of Peter Jones after a long illness.
06 September 2006

Kane, Maureen
Ballyfore GAA Club lost one of its longest serving members recently, with the sad passing of Maureen Kane.
22 February 2006

Kavanagh highlights CPA role
CPA Executive Member Derek Kavanagh believes that making players aware of their cause is their main focus at the moment.
20 January 2017

Keane, Michael
The death occurred suddenly of Mr Michael Keane, Bailrath, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, and formerly of Rhode, Co Offaly and Brierfield, Ballinasloe.
01 June 2007

Kelly, Bill
Offaly and Ballycumber GAA were in mourning following the death of one of the best known GAA supporters in the county, the late Bill Kelly.
20 April 2005

Kelly, Brendan
The death has taken place of a legendary Edenderry and Offaly supporter, Brendan kelly.
22 February 2006

Kelly, Brendan
The entire town of Edenderry was shocked when the news broke of the sudden death of Brendan Kelly, J.K.L. Street.
09 March 2006

Kelly, Paddy
The town of Banagher was saddened by the death of one of its eldest sons, Paddy Kelly, Main Street, Banagher. He died on Thursday night, January 18th, 2007 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

21 February 2007

Kennedy, Michael
On 11th February 2010 Michael Kennedy, Crinkle Birr passed away in the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, after a relatively short illness.
29 April 2010

Kennedy, Tess
The death has taken place of Tess Kennedy, Gilroy Avenue, Edenderry.
29 June 2006

Kidney, Michael (Mick)
The death of the late Michael Kidney caused widespread grief not only in Tullamore and Offaly but throughout the country and as far afield as the U.K. recently
08 November 2008

Kilroy, Sean
One of the most talented footballers ever to come out of Mucklagh passed away last Friday.
26 June 2011

Kinsella, Tom
The death of Mr Tom Kinsella, 50 High Street, Birr, occurred last June.
12 January 2012

Larkin, Paddy
The death occurred of one of the guiding lights behind Tullamore Hurling club. Paddy Larkin passed away peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy illness.
18 October 2006

Lawless, Seamus
The death took place on Tuesday 23rd January, 2007 of Seamus Lawless of Kishavanny. In his seventies, Seamus had been in ill health for some time but he bore his illness bravely and with great courage.
14 March 2007

Lee, Gerry
The death took place of Gerry Lee, Knocknagogue, Clooney.
26 February 2006

Live: Sunday Match Tracker
It may be the October Bank Holiday weekend, but there was still plenty of GAA action around the country this afternoon.
30 October 2016

Loughnane, Michael
The death of Michael Loughnane, Woodlands Park, Birr recently after a short illness evoked widespread grief not only in Birr but throughout the country.
14 May 2008

Lowry, Paddy
The recent death of Paddy Lowry, Forelacka, Kinnitty, saw the passing of a great friend, folklorist, historian and author. Born in the heart of the Slieve Blooms, of farming stock, Paddy worked the land, as did his ancestors before him. He loved the area in which he lived and visited the old people on many occasions and listened to their stories.
21 March 2013

Mahon, Hugh
The death occurred on Christmas Eve of Killurin GAA Club’s lifelong, President, Mr Hugh Mahon, Killurin.
03 January 2004

Mahon, PJ
The death took place recently of one of life's gentlemen, PJ Mahon, who made a massive contribution to the GAA in a variety of roles during his long life.
25 July 2013

Malone, Joe
The death took place on Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 of Joseph (Joe) Malone, late of Ballinahemmy, Clonaslee.
28 February 2007

Mangan, Patrick
Patrick ’Paddy’ Mangan was born in Killane, Edenderry on March 21, 1920 and he passed to his eternal reward on August 28, 2006.
11 October 2006

Martin, Michael
The club would like to extend their sympathy to the Martin family on the death of Michael (Mickey). Mickey played football with the club during the 70’s and early 80’s
02 April 2008

McCormack, Michael
The news of passing of Michael McCormack, Ballyegan, Birr in his 78th year in the loving care of the nurses and staff at the General Hospital, Tullamore in January was received with great sadness.
12 April 2006

McGee, Noel
The Offaly GAA world was in shock with the sudden passing of one of the great figures from the past.
08 February 2006

McGee, Noel
GAA heroes and legends from throughout the county and further a field turned out in vast numbers to provide a memorable and apt send off for Offaly GAA legend, Noel McGee at his funeral.
15 February 2006

McIntyre, Mick
Great sadness was occasioned by the recent death of St Rynagh’s Football Club life President, Michael McIntyre.
30 June 2004

McIntyre, Paddy
Paddy McIntyre who died in a Dublin hospital was one of Offaly’s outstanding footballers and hurlers in the thirties and forties.
06 June 2007

Mitchell, Willie
It was with sadness and regret that Willie was laid to rest
07 June 2008

Morris, Seamus
The death occurred at the Regional Hospital. Portlaoise of well-known sportsman and businessman, Seamus Morris of Spollenstown, Tullamore. Mr Morris, who was aged 80, had been in ill health for some time.
02 August 2006

Murphy, Joe
Joe Murphy died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home at Raheenmoyle on Sunday 23rd, July, 2006.
23 August 2006

Murphy, Michael
The Late Michael Murphy, RIP
11 November 2010

Nugent, Margaret (Peg)
Margaret (Peg) Nugent, more affectionately known to most as Nanny Nugent, passed away peacefully on 27th November 2012.
20 December 2012

O'Keefe, Tomas
Tomas O'Keefe, (O'Caoimh) Church Street and formerly of the Curragh, Clara, Co Offaly died suddenly on March 28.
17 May 2009

O'Keeffe, Tommy
Tommy O'Keeffe, Church Street and formerly of the Curragh, Clara, Co.Offaly died suddenly on March 28.
24 June 2009

O’Connell, Pat
It was with great sadness that the people of tullamore hear the news that Pat O’Connell of Convent View had passed away, only weeks after his beloved wife Mary. Although he had been in ill-health for some time he was always such a larger than life character that everyone assumed he would overcome his illness.
03 May 2006

O’Connell, Pat
The death has taken place of Tullamore man, Pat O’Connell (Convent View) who is one of a unique group of Offaly people to have refeThe death has taken place of Tullamore man, Pat O’Connell (Convent View) who is one of a unique group of Offaly people to have referred an All-Ireland senior hurling final. rred an All-Ireland senior hurling final.
10 May 2006

O’Keeffe, John
The death occurred on August 23 of John O’Keeffe, Coolnahiley, Tullamore and formerly of Erryarmstrong, Clara. He passed away peacefully after a short illness in the loving care of the staff at the surgical ward of Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore.
30 August 2007

O’Shaughnessy, Patsy
There was widespread shock in the community when news spread of the sudden death of Patsy O’Shaughnessy. Fifty two year old Patsy was in food health but sadly died suddenly in his sleep.
10 May 2006

O'Rourke taken to task on twitter
Colm O'Rourke's Sunday Independent column ruffled quite a few feathers on social media yesterday.
20 October 2014

Offaly mourns Mick Spain
Gaelic games in Offaly lost one of its most distinguished servants at the weekend with the sad passing of the legendary Mick Spain.
07 February 2011

One Kerry player on 2014 International Rules squad
David Moran is All-Ireland champions Kerry's sole representative on the International Rules squad, which has been named this morning.
28 October 2014

Pardy, Kevin
The sudden death of Kevin Pardy, aged 48 Derrinsallow and formerly of High Street, Birr was received with great sadness in Birr and the parish of Lorrha.
24 January 2006

Pardy, Peter
On October 28th, 2011 Peter Pardy, Kileen, Birr and formerly of High Street, suffered serious injuries while working in High Street, Birr.
12 January 2012

Parkinson, Christy
The death of Mr Christy Parkinson, Roscrea Road, Birr occurred recently and evoked much sympathy in the area.
10 March 2009

Purcell, Michael
The death took place on Thursday, November 17 of Michael Purcell, Roscrea Road, Birr followed by an accident outside his residence.
23 November 2005

Quinlan, Michael Snr
The death of Michael ’Mikey’ as his friends knew him, while expected, left all in shock. On a bright Autumn September morn he left us. His life was one spent to fulfilment.
27 September 2003

Quinn, Paul
The sudden death of Paul Quinn, Lacka, Carrig, Birr aged 73 years shocked the people of Birr and Carrig.
13 December 2006

Quiz: think you know your stuff from the weekend's GAA?
Do you know your stuff when it comes to what happened in the GAA world at the weekend?
15 August 2016

Rabbette, Donal
Clara and Tullamore were in deep shock following the sudden death, in New York, of Clara businessman, Donal Rabbette, Kilcoursey, at the age of 38.
12 July 2006

Rafferty, Joe
People of Cloghan and the surrounding area were filled with deep sadness when they learned of the sudden and untimely death of Joe Rafferty Senior on January 5th.
23 January 2008

Rice, Martin
On Friday, September 8th, 2006 in the care of his family and nurses of ICU Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Martin Rice Snr, 11 Newbridge Street, Birr passed to his eternal reward.
11 October 2006

Rigney, John
The passing of John Rigney, Park, Banagher on the 22nd March, 2007 after a short illness, was received with great sadness in the area. He was in his 86th year having lived out a long and fulfiled life in his native Park.
31 March 2007

Rochford, Bernard
There was much regret at the death of Bernard Rochford of Emmet St on Friday December 14. Bernard, formerly of Durrow in Offaly, was a long term member of the community in Mountmellick and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
18 December 2012

Rogers, Charles Edmund (Eddie)
Mr Charles Edmund (Eddie) Rogers, The Bungalow, Sragh, Tullamore, whose death occurred on Sunday last the 26th July 2009 at the Regional General Hospital, Tullamore, was a well known and highly respected journalist for almost sixty years.
29 July 2009

Ryan, Ger
The longest day of the year had ended a short time earlier when death intervened for Gerry Ryan, Burke's Hill, Birr in the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.
15 July 2009

Ryan, Philip 'Sonny'
The death occurred last week of one of Coolderry's and Offaly's most famous sons, Philip, better known to all as Sonny, Ryan. Sonny had a long and distinguished career with both Cooldeny and Offaly.
25 July 2013

Ryan, Sean
The death has taken place of an Offaly football hero from the early '60s. Sean Ryan, Portarlington and formerly of Ballinahown, died suddenly last week and there was a huge crowd at his removal and funeral.
08 March 2012

Ryan, Shane
The Belmont club and the wider community is in mourning after the tragic passing of one of our finest members, Shane Ryan, in motoring accident.
20 February 2005

Ryland, Jackie
On the 22nd of August 2003, Jackie Ryland passed away to his eternal reward. His death evoked much sadness and emotion, not only in Banagher but right throughout the Faithful County and beyond.
05 October 2003

Ryland, Jackie
The death of Mr Jackie Ryland, Main Street, Banagher, evoked widespread sympathy throughout the county, where he was widely known and highly respected.
31 August 2003

Scally, Kevin
The sad death has taken place of an Offaly football hero from the 1940s and 1950s. Kevin Scally, a native of Ballycommon, passed away in London, where he has lived for many years and he was buried in the English capital.
16 May 2007

Sheeran, Pat
The sad passing of Pat Sheeran in the loving care of his brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, at his home in Williams St., Birr, was received with great sadness, particularly in his home town of Birr and nationally.
29 November 2006

Sheppard, Eamon
The death occurred in St Kieran’s Nursing Home Rathcabbin of Eamon Sheppard, Kileen, and formerly of Newbridge St, Birr. Eamon was well known in set dancing circles and up until recently, though in failing health, he managed to attend a number of Ceilithe and lent encouragement to those taking part.
04 January 2006

Smullen, Paddy
The death has taken place of former Rhode footballer, Paddy Smullen.
15 October 2005

Spain, Desmond
The death occurred on January 11th of Mr Desmond Spain, causing great sadness to his family and friends.
20 February 2005

Spain, Eugene
Shamrocks and Drumcullen GAA Clubs were in mourning when news emerged of the death of Eugene Spain.
06 August 2005

Spain, Micheal
The untimely death of Michéal Spain at a relatively young age occasioned much sadness in his native Kilcormac and Offaly.
30 November 2007

Spillane, Brendan
On Monday October 6, 2003, Brendan Spillane passed away. When the news broke, it caused shock and disbelief in the entire community.
22 November 2003

Tobin, John
Real 'characters' are few and far between in modern day society, but Walter, who passed away suddenly last Monday, was a genuine character in every sense.
17 July 2008

Tooher, William
It was American Independence Day 4th July when people came from the four corners of the parish of Kilcolman and from neighbouring counties to bid their farewell to William Tooher.
31 July 2003

Wall, Tommy
There was great sadness in Edenderry last week with the news of the death of Tommy Wall, Fr. Paul Murphy Street.
13 November 2008

Wright, Mary
The death took place in Navan Hospital on December 16 of the late Mary Wright, St. Mary’s Terrace, Daingean at the wonderful age of 90 years.
21 December 2005

Wyer, Frank
The death has occurred of a former member of Offaly County Council, Frank Wyer, Cushina, Portarlington.
15 August 2013