Death of former captain of Castlebar Golf Club

THE death has occurred of Richard Lyons, Brookhaven, Rathbawn, Castlebar, and formerly The Colony, Louisburgh.

A retired member of the staff of Telecom Éireann, he was a former captain of Castlebar Golf Club and his friendly and outgoing nature endeared him to others.

He is survived by his wife Dolores, daughters Marie (Askelane, Louisburgh) and Hilary (Ballina), sons-in-law Gerry Ring and Mark Reed, grandchildren Rachel, Hannah and Paul, brothers Tommy (Dublin), Myles (Achill) and Michael (Galway), sister Sr. Hilary (Dublin), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, former colleagues, and a large circle of friends, to whom sympathy is tendered.

Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul took place in the Church of the Holy Family, Killeen, today (Monday) followed by burial in the local cemetery.

The large and representative turnout at the funeral ceremonies underlined the high regard in which he was held.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.