Founded 1904

Co. Clare

Bridget Loughnane (née O'Halloran) - An Appreciation from all in the 'Bridge

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It is with great sadness we learnt of the passing of Bridget Loughnane on Saturday - The communities of Sixmilebridge, Shannon and beyond have been left heartbroken as news filtered through that Bridget O'Halloran as she was known in Cappa where she grew up was gone to heaven.

The term "fortune favours the brave" was far from true in this case as bravery, determination and willpower epitomised Bridget the last few years as she battled her illness. To her large circle of friends she was known as Bee or Bridgie, to her kids who she adored she was Mom while strangers would warm to her infectious smile and good humour as she always made people feel welcome in her presence.

As we all remember Bee with great fondness, conversations all tend to loop back to the same question - Was she ever in bad form? - the answer being a resounding No!

While her beauty, style and elegance ensured she lit up every room she entered she also had a gritty determination to succeed, first witnessed on the camogie fields in her beloved Bridge colors and later as she took on Marathons, Triathlons and other sporting events and it was this same determination that kept her going in recent times.

We would like to offer our condolences to Barry, Harry, Neila and Aaron from all in Sixmilebridge GAA as well as from Harrys U13 hurling team mates where Barry also helps with coaching along with Bridget's twin Gerry. Bridget's Dad Seamus (RIP) was a huge loss to our club and community and he is still fondly remembered regularly at meetings and events. To Caroline her Mom, sisters Mary and Ann and brothers Michael, Gerry and Paul and extended family, no words can help only to say you are all in our prayers.

They say the best way to remember someone is to take their best traits and incorporate them into your own life - Bee had so many but it was her love for life that best summed her up, unfortunately a life that ended far too soon after just 41 years.

Rest in Peace Bee - You will never be forgotten.

Guard of Honor

A Combined Guard of honor between the Hurling, Camogie and Soccer clubs will take place tomorrow evening with all asked to assemble in club colours at 5:45 in the square. Todays Senior game in Cusack Park had a minutes silence in memory of Bee while all other club games have been cancelled.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at McMahon's Funeral Home, Sixmilebridge, on Monday 1st August, 2022, from 4.00 - 6.00pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, 2nd August, at 12.00 noon, at St. Finnachta's Church, Sixmilebridge, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Craughaun Cemetery, Cratloe.

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