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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson paid tribute to former Celtic and Irish soccer star Sean Fallon at his funeral.
The County Sligo native died at the age of 90 two weeks ago, leaving a legacy which included his time as assistant manager to Jock Stein, when the club became the first British team to lift the European Cup in 1967.
Hundreds of mourners attended his funeral service in Glasgow last Wednesday, including Ferguson and famous Celtic faces, such as current manager Neil Lennon and a number of current and former players.
Ferguson addressed the congregation at the Church of Christ the King in Glasgow, to pay tribute to "a great man.”
He said: "I think it's very difficult for people who are successful to remain humble, it's a touch of greatness.
"Sean always had that greatness. Through his background, his upbringing, his Irishness, that breeds humility and also loyalty, he would never let you down."
[Source: Irish Independent]
North Tipperary V.E.C. and Nenagh V.S. have been complimented by Clr. Seamus Morris for making sports facilities at the school available to the general public and local sports clubs.
“The facilities here are second to none,” he said at the January meeting of North Tipperary V.E.C., at which members were given an update on the school’s building program.
“You should be commended for making them available to the youth of this community,” he said.
Fine Gael’s Clr. Conor Delaney pointed out that Nenagh Town Council had provided $67,000 in its budget to develop the all-weather pitch that will form part of the Nenagh V.S. sports campus.
[Source: Tipperary Star]
A lucky Fermanagh and South Tyrone resident could be in line for a very happy New Year . . . if only they can find their winning million pound lottery ticket in time.
It is a ticket with three letters and six numbers that would mean a New Year-in-a-million for one very lucky person.
The problem is that no one seems to know where it is, and the person only has days to find it.
Camelot has told the Courier they have launched a final search for the mystery winner in the hope of giving them a New Year present to remember.
[Source: Tyrone Courier]
A cyclist will spend months in a body cast after he was catapulted from his bike after cycling into a pothole in Tallow while out for a regular cycle with the Dungarvan Cycling Club.
Experienced cyclist Ollie Sandford from Kilmacthomas suffered multiple injuries including a fractured skull, broken cheek bone, broken shoulder, broken eye socket and three fractured vertebrae, in the incident on January 6. Mr. Sandford remains in hospital in the Southern Infirmary in Cork in a body cast, which he expects to have to wear for three to four months.
Ollie was part of a group of 60 cyclists from the cycling club, who, on Sunday, January 6, set off from Grattan Square in Dungarvan, travelling through Old Parish, Ardmore and Youghal. They were just over a mile from Tallow when the accident occurred.
[Source: Waterford News & Star]
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