KILTEELY/DROMKEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
Tossy Ryan RIP
It was with great sadness that the news filtered through of Thomas (Tossy) Ryan on Sunday morning. Tossy had a deep love of the Gaa, nobody was happier when Limerick won last year’s All-Ireland.
Tossy played much of his underage hurling and football with Hospital Herbertstown, winning South titles in both codes. In 1962 he donned the green of Limerick as he played right half back on the Limerick Minor hurling team. In 1965 the played midfield on the County U21 hurling team alongside Eamon Cregan.
Like many at the time, Tossy left for England where he continued playing the game he loved with Saint Marys. In 1971 he returned to Limerick and played his first game for Kilteely against Dromkeen, the clubs would go on to merge the following year. The following year he played with Hospital Herbertstown just missing out on Kilteely Dromkeen’s County title in 1972. In 1973 he was on the losing side for Hospital Herbertstown in the county final. A couple of years later he returned to play with Kilteely Dromkeen where he played well into the mid-eighties.
Tossy loved nothing better to have a pint of plain and sit at the counter where he would easily converse with anyone who was lucky enough to join his company. A very affable man, he could chat about any subject and had a very keen sense of humour.
Tossy was very fittingly honoured at last year’s East Limerick Old time Gael’s awards in Caherconlish where his son Tommy accepted the award on his dad’s behalf. Tossy was held in very high regard by all in the Gaa community and this was very evident on the night.
Tossy is survived by his beloved wife Helen, sons Tommy, Barry and Maurice, brothers John and Jimmy and Sister Helen and Mary (both deceased) and many other relatives and friends.
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Lip Sync Night Sponsored by IMS
Kilteely Dromkeen Gaa Clubs Lip Sync Challenge will take place on Saturday May 4th at 8pm in Ballykisteen Hotel. There will be 12 brave acts taking the stage, made up locals and some from further afield of all ages.
This is one event that nobody will want to miss, and your support would be very much appreciated. The organising committee and the acts have put in a huge amount of work over the last two months so please come out to support them and the club.
If that wasn’t enough there will be music afterwards to round off the night.
You can get your tickets from any of the 12 acts or any of the organising committee priced at €20 each. Check out our Facebook page for all 12 acts on the night
Shuttle Bus For LipSync
A shuttle bus will run for the Lip Sync in Ballykisteen on Saturday May 4th at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Please give your name to Lisa in KDCCC Office in Cill Bhride,email email@example.com call 061 388814 or 0873724421 along with preferred time. The bus will return at alternate intervals from 12.30am. Bus will cost €5 per person per trip and money to be paid to the driver.