Mooncoin: Tobin family benefit

Tobin family benefit fund - A race night will be held in Comerfords Lounge, Mooncoin on Friday 23rd November at 9.30pm

Tobin family benefit fund - A race night will be held in Comerfords Lounge, Mooncoin on Friday 23rd November at 9.30pm

The Building of HopE - Henry Shefflin, along with Liam McCarthy, extend an invitation to you to the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday 22nd November at 8 pm for the launch of “The Spirit of Christmas” CD in association with the Building of Hope Project. The CD was recorded by the children who attend the Likoni School for the Blind in Mombasa, Kenya. 183 volunteers from all over Ireland travelled to Mombasa in January and February 2012 and built a home for these blind children. Outside of Co. Clare, the largest number of volunteers came from the Kilkenny-Carlow area.

The CD comprises of 8 Christmas Carols. The children put a great effort into the recording of the CD as they had to learn the words through braille and in English. They will be on sale on the night for €10 each and all proceeds will be used by the charity for the children’s medical, social and educational needs.

Come along and meet Henry and Liam and support a very worthy cause.

Carrigeen GAA - The clubs AGM took place on Wednesday the 14th November in the clubhouse and the following officers were elected:

Presidents: Mary Walsh, Jimmy Rochford, Jim Browne

Chairman: Hilary Delahunty

Vice Chairman: Pa Walsh

Secretary: Pat Dunphy

Assistant Secretary: Eoin Gallagher

Treasurer: Michael Murphy

P.R.O., Nicky Dunphy

I.T Officer: Siobhan Dunphy

Irish Officer: Niall Gallagher

Delegate to County Board: Pat Dalton

Delegate to Southern Board: Clause Dunphy

Delegate to Football Board: Richie Quinn

Committee members: Ray Murray, Jim Kinsella, Wally Morahan, Eileen McMahon & Chris O’Hanlon

Football Manager: Jim Browne and Jim will pick his own selectors

Hurling Manager & Selectors to be decided at later date.

Hurling Captain: Chris O’Hanlon

Vice Captain: Eoin Gallagher

The late Michael Tobin, Suir Crescent, Mooncoin - Stephen Tobin, his wife Laura and daughter Alannah decided to give his Mum and Dad Kathleen & Michael Tobin a surprise birthday present of a holiday with them at their apartment in Oba, Turkey. The group were all set for a great holiday and set off to Stephen’s apartment on October 6th, they had two wonderful days and nights with friends, then the misfortunate happened, Michael, aged 67 years got very ill and had to be hurried to hospital, where he remained very unwell and under intensive care for five days, sadly Michael passed away in the hospital on 13th October. It came as a severe shock to his wife Kathleen and family, in a strange country and language difficulties. Norwegian friends Lief, and Ina, Tushtan and Lila, along with Yonna, Inga & Sara from Sweden and their Turkish friend Turon were in apartments close by and gave them every support and help that they could to translate languages between hospitals, airport authorities and to arrange the flight home and funeral details. Back home in Mooncoin the sad news spread of the unfortunate death of Michael Tobin, as people learned what had happened on what was to be a holiday to remember.

Michael was youngest son of the late John (Johnny) and Nora Tobin, Main Street, Mooncoin. In his former years Michael worked with his father John on local building job’s. Later he was employed at Miloko in Carrick on Suir, and then at Clover Meats and Shamrock Aluminium until the factories closed down. He loved the game of pool, card games, local Bingo sessions; he looked forward to a friendly game of pool every week with his niece Liz in The Rose of Mooncoin Pub. The deceased was also a member of Mooncoin G.A.A. club and had hurled for Piltown and Mooncoin. He was also a staunch Man Utd. Supporter. Michael was a quiet and heartfelt person, he dearly loved his wife and family and loved to meet his family, relatives neighbours and friends.

His funeral was from Oba, Turkey Via Dublin and he was waked for two nights at his home in Suir Crescent, Mooncoin, where hundreds of family members, friends and neighbours came to pay their last respects and to express sympathy with the family on their unforeseen and distressing loss. His coffin was carried by his sons from the family home to the Church of the Assumption which was a walking distance. The coffin was draped in the Mooncoin G.A.A. jersey and the Manchester United jersey. A guard of honour was created by members of the local G.A.A. clubs and members of the Man United. Supporters club. The remains were received by Rev. Fr. Peter Muldowney P.P. Mooncoin, who celebrated the requiem mass. The sacred readings were done by grandchildren and nieces of the deceased. The gifts were carried by Catherine Reville, Mary Reville Liz Mahon, Laura Tobin, Alana Tobin, Jack Flynn Tobin. The bread and wine was carried to the altar by Michelle Forde & Denise Tobin, daughters in law. During the mass Danny O’Mahony from Kerry along with some acquaintances from Kilkenny played some music and song as well as the Mooncoin Parish Choir. Hannah O’ Shea sang The Rose of Mooncoin at the graveside as Michael was laid to his eternal rest.

Michael leaves behind his loving wife Kathleen Tobin, Suir Crescent, Mooncoin, his family Stephen Tobin, Moulim, Kilmacow along with his wife Laura and daughter Alannah, his daughter Jenny O Halloran, Maidstone, Kent, her husband Simon and their family, Luke & Grace, his son Aaron Tobin, Kilmacow, Leroy Tobin, and his wife Michelle in Waterford with family Josh, Lauren, Robbie & Jack, his son Jason Tobin, Limerick, his son Ivan Tobin, and wife Denise in Ferrybank, his son Chris Forde, Chapel Street, Mooncoin wife Michelle and family Sarah and Michael. The late Michael was brother of Jim Tobin, Ballybeg, Tommy Tobin, Ballygriffin, Stasia Hillard, U.K., Peggy Forde, U.K., Elizabeth Laithton, Canada, Noreen Mahon, Ballybrazil, Mooncoin, Mary Coleman, Dournane. He was brother in law of Robert Walsh, Tramore, Noel Walsh Narabane Kilmacow, Michael Walsh, Uilid, Vera Maher, Dangan, Madie Murray, Narabane, Noleen Cleary, Kilmacow, Marian Corcoran, Newrath, John Mahon, Ballybrazil, Reene Tobin, Grannagh, Eamonn Forde, London and the late David Coleman, and the late Benny Hilliard, London. Michael is also survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends and not forgetting his great grand child Aaron Forde Dowley.

The family would like to thank all the kind neighbours, and friends that helped out at this great time of need, especially to neighbour’s Catherine & Mary Reville, Brigid Briscoe, Gaby Kelly, and Alice Conway, Kevin Dunphy, Ann Purcell and Maggie Dobbyn, and all that helped the family during their time of need. May his soul rest in peace.