A MINUTE’S silence was held prior to Saturday’s city hurling clash between James Stephens and Dicksboro in Nowlan Park, following the passing of poular local woman Mary Neary.
The following day, club officers and players from both the hurling and camogie teams provided a guard of hounour for the funeral procession to St Mary’s Cathedral, and to the family plot in St Kieran’s cemetery.
Mary Neary (nee Ryan) passed away peacefully at her home on Kickham Street in the city last Friday. She was 90 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael, a former James Stephens club registrar, as well as a highly-regarded hurley maker. She was the loving mother of Thomas, Paddy, Margaret, John (Michael), Rita and Catherine – all of whom remain active in both GAA and club life.
Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons and daughters, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, relatives and friends.