On Thursday afternoon the remains of Tipperary Hurling legend Jimmy Doyle passed through Shanbally and Ringaskiddy to the Island Crematorium.
The Shamrock Club, thanks to an initiative from Mr. David Nolan, Minor Team Mentor, decided to render a final honour and farewell to the Hurling great as his cortege passed Pairc Thaidhg Ó hAinle in Shanbally.
A guard of honour was drawn up led by our esteemed Club president Mr. Michael Brennan. Included were a number of our Minor Players, who were part of our County championship winning side last year.
With a blend of Tipperary Colours along with Provincial, Cork, and Club, lines were drawn up on both sides of the road with hurleys saluting the great hurling hero of yesteryear. Two of these hurleys were replicas of Christy Ring’s and Donie Nealon’s.
After a short guard of honour walking beside the hearse a huge ‘buladh bas’ was spontaneously rendered to the great Tipp man and his accompanying family and friends.
There were no boundaries to the respect and admiration of this wonderful hurler and sportsman.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam dílis.