Boherlahan Dualla



On Tuesday, March 12, the death took place quite unexpectedly of Mrs Kitty Coman. Although well in to her nineties, she had been her usual good self in the days previous, attending Mass and her normal daily chores.

Her untimely death was a great shock to her family and neighbours. Kitty hailed from the well-known Fahy family of Glenough, Rossmore, and married Paddy Coman of Nodstown, back in 1949. They had five children, Anne, Breda, Jim, Phil and Margaret, but sadly, Paddy died suddenly in 1955 leaving her five young children, Margaret the youngest being just a few months old at the time.

Kitty, however, took on the task with enthusiasm and to her credit succeeded in a manner in which she justifiably felt proud. Her older brother Mikie Fahy is still hale and hearty in Glenough. Kitty Coman took a keen interest in many facets of life in the parish. She was a lifelong member of the local I.C.A. branch and represented her area for many years in the Parish Council, serving for a long period as Chairperson. In church matters, she was a lifetime member of the Altar Society and her speciality was the annual erection of the Church Crib. She also took a keen interest in the Tidy Towns and the area around her home in the village centre was always splendidly kept. Kitty Coman was not found wanting in the matter of providing proper amenities for the youth of the parish and was easy to deal with by a select sub-committee in the provision of the local sportsfield, of which the parish can now feel justly proud.

On Thursday 14th, the huge crowd in the village for the removal of the remains bore testimony to her popularity. In the church next day, Fr. Celsus Tierney, her nephew paid her a fitting tribute at the Requiem Mass. Her daughter, Breda, a nun, taught for many years in Templemore and Tipperary and is now attached to the community at Naas. Jim played with distinction for a number of years with the local club, while Phil, who farms the home property is a valued member of the Board of Dairygold Co-op creameries. Anna is married to Thomas Callinan, Killinan, Thurles and Margaret is married to John Bourke, The Heath, Thurles. We express our deepest sympathy to Jim and Phil (sons), to Anna, Breda and Margaret (daughters), to Mikie Fahy (brother), to her sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. I measc na naomh go raibh sí.


We had a beautiful ceremony last Wednesday. Archbishop Clifford confirmed 67 of our young adults. We congratulate them and wish them well for the future. Thanks to all the teachers involved in the preparations. 57 young boys and girls were presented with Young Pioneer pins and membership cards prior to their Confirmation Day. They’re now members of Boherlahan PTAA.


Thanks to everyone who supported cake sale in aid of Boherlahan Dualla Camogie Club. Special thanks to all who donated cakes and buns. Camogie training for U6 and U8 will on Friday, April 5, in Boherlahan field at 6.30pm. Players should all be registered. All players have to be registered to play.


Cashel Choral & Dramatic Society present the hilarious comedy “See How They Run” at Brú Ború, Cashel from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st April at 8.15pm. More details in the coming weeks.


The closing date for membership is this weekend. A master file of all paid up members for 2013 will be posted on the notice board in the Sports Centre and updated on a regular basis. Membership rates: Full adult player €50, Unemployed person €25, Students €25, Minors €10 and Non-players €20. Please give your membership money to Ann Flanagan or Betty Stapleton immediately.


This Friday, March 29, at 8.30pm. €20 per table of four. Children’s tables €10 and are to be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments provided on the night. There will also be a raffle, donation of spot prizes welcome.


Sympathy is extended to Elsie O’Dwyer, Ballytarsna on the death of her brother John Quirke, Monameigh. Rest in peace.