Ballinrobe GAA Club extends sympathy to two local families who suffered bereavements over the weekend.

Tom Lyons, Templeogue, Dublin, who passed away at the AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin, was a native of Cloonacastle, Ballinrobe, and a former player with Ballinrobe.  He lined out with the club in the 1959 Mayo Senior Football League final against Ballina Stephenites. Tom’s brother, John, played alongside him on many occasions for Ballinrobe, including in the 1959 final, and Tom’s nephews – John’s sons – Damien, Joe and Sean all played for the club.

In 1957, Tom won a Flanagan Cup final with Ballinrobe CBS.  

A retired member of An Garda Siochána, Tom was predeceased by his wife Eileen (née Ward, formerly of Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon). He was a much loved Dad to Garry, Petrina, Arlene, Tommy, Leah and Alva. He will be very sadly missed by his family, sisters May, Breege and Lena, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, his 16 adoring grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

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John Culhane, Rahard, Ballinrobe, a former club treasurer who continues to be deeply involved in our club, is mourning the death of his mother, Kathleen, today (Monday). She passed away in Kings Heath, Birmingham, where John and his siblings grew up. 

Mrs Culhane was formerly Carroll of Brackloon, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. She is predeceased by her husband, Padraig, who died three years ago. Sympathy is extended to John; his wife, Dymphna, a keen club supporter and Principal of St Joseph’s Primary School, Ballinrobe, a noted school for Gaelic football; and their daughters, Caoimhe, Aoife and Sadhbh.

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