Tom Mangan RIP
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It is with
very sad news that we heard of the passing of Tom Mangan on
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 in the Blackrock Hospice. Tom played a
huge part in Bray Emmets over the years. His parents, Michael and
Mary had a grocery shop in the Bray Main Street and his
father was very involved in the GAA and played many roles in our
Club finally being Club President. So Tom was actively involved as
a player from a young age and was on the 1966 Minor Hurling team
that was defeated in the county final. There was also a memorable
evening some years after that when the Junior Hurlers had
difficulty fielding a team and Tom along with his two brothers Tony
and Terry were joined by their father Mick and
played Newtown in Greystones.
very proud of Bray Emmets and when he finished playing, worked on
maintaining the grounds and opening the building in the more recent
past. He also played a valued role in the club Golf Classic
combining his talent at golf with supporting the club. When
he became unwell, he continued to come up to Club to watch matches
and bring his grandchildren. He took great pride in showing family
members the newly refurbished clubhouse at the All Ireland Kick
Fada in September last. When he was too ill to travel to matches,
Tom followed the activities in the Club closely and enjoyed in
particular the victories of our Junior Hurling and Football team
this year. He sent good wishes via facebook to the Minor Hurlers
when they played Glenealy in the County Final in
November and was thrilled to hold the Minor cup in the Hospice the
Thursday night before he died when Club joint Presidents Jackie
Napier and Tom Walsh visited him.
be remembered by his big smile and will be sadly missed by all
members of Bray Emmets including the people he played, members of
the management committee, adult players and most of all our
juvenile members who respected him greatly and enjoyed the chat and
encouragement he gave them.
our deepest sympathy to Tom's wife Roisin, his son Paul and
daughters Bronagh and Ciara, his brothers Terry and Tony, sister
Eileen and his grandchildren that he adored.
dé go raibh a anam
Reposing at his home. Removal on Thursday morning at 10.30am
walking from his home to St. Fergal's Church, Ballywaltrimm
arriving for 11am funeral Mass followed by interment in Springfield
Cemetery, Killarney Road, Bray. Family flowers by request.
Donations to Blackrock Hospice, donation box at church.