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Denn Forever

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #465 on: December 04, 2009, 06:31:45 PM »
Liam Clancy RIP

Was this expected?  Did Bob Dylan say he was the best folk singers ever?
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« Reply #466 on: December 04, 2009, 06:59:52 PM »
Denn

Seemingly he had been ill and, yes, Dylan counts him as a major influence.

Clancy had some time of it in New York in the 60s. The Clancys and Tommy Makem were almost bigger than The Beatles for a time and now they have all passed on.

God rest all of their souls.

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« Reply #467 on: December 04, 2009, 09:52:26 PM »
RIP.

He brought Irish music to a wider audience and influenced so many others. May his name be long remembered.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #468 on: December 04, 2009, 11:35:47 PM »
Richard Todd of dambuster fame, born in Dublin.

Fine actor, seemed nice guy too. Too late to give him the Knighthood he really should have got.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #469 on: December 23, 2009, 05:18:07 PM »
US actor Arnold Stang, who voiced the lead character in 1960s television cartoon Top Cat, has died aged 91.
Stang died of pneumonia at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts on Sunday, JoAnne Stang, his wife of 60 years, said.
Known for his distinctive nasal voice and nerdy looks, the actor also starred alongside Frank Sinatra in 1955 film The Man with the Golden Arm.

He also appeared in 1963 comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Mrs Stang attributed her husband's career longevity to his willingness to tackle any professional challenge.
"He was really unique, because he could perform in any role, comedy or drama, he just loved it all," she said.

"He always thought of himself just as an actor, not any particular kind of actor, but just an actor who would play whatever he was asked to play."
Stang started his career on the radio as a teenager and played alongside Milton Berle on radio and TV in the 1950s.

He spent a lot of his career voicing cartoons and dozens of advertisements, and also made appearances on US TV shows including The Cosby Show and Batman.
His last big screen role was in 1993 movie Dennis the Menace.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #470 on: December 24, 2009, 10:30:43 AM »
Terry Lawless has died (RIP) (29 March 1933 - 24 December 2009)
English boxing manager and trainer who worked in London, most successfully during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Born in West Ham, Essex, Lawless was a boxing buff and fitness fanatic. He started his coaching and management career in 1957.
He was associated with promoters Mickey Duff[2], Jarvis Astaire, Harry Levene and Mike Barrett, who effectively controlled British boxing. They were particularly noted for their use of Mexican fighters of dubious pedigree. The team dealt primarily with the BBC, which gave rise to the famous relationship between Frank Bruno and the commentator Harry Carpenter, but they were ousted during the late 1980s by Frank Warren, who initially had the support of ITV[4].

Famous for looking after his fighters like a father rather than a manager, Lawless often fell out with matchmaker Mickey Duff because he did not want to expose his boxers to unnecessary dangers. Duff stated in his autobiography that Lawless was always asking for opponents who would defend but not attack!
Jim Watt, one of six Lawless-trained-and-managed boxers who went on to win world titles (including Frank Bruno, and Joe Calzaghe under different management), wrote in his autobiography, Watt's My Name:

" Terry is that rare breed of manager who treats his boxers like sons rather than fighters. He gives 100 per cent and demands the same in return. If it were not for him, I would not have got near winning a world title. He revitalized my career."
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« Reply #471 on: December 27, 2009, 01:28:41 AM »
The late John McAviney

The death took place of the late John McAviney, Knocknamaddy, Ballybay on Saturday morning last, December 19th in Cavan General Hospital following a lengthy illness which he bore with courage and dignity.

News of his death invoked widespread sadness as, with his passing, his native Ballybay, the county of Monaghan and the GAA as an organisation both locally and nationally had lost one of its most colourful characters and great personalities. A highly acclaimed and award winning professional photographer for over 30 years John McAviney's photographs caught many moments in time in both the social, political and sporting life of the entire country as his work featured in a number of national newspapers regularly. His great love in life, apart from his family, was the GAA which was not surprising as he came from a family with a deep-rooted GAA tradition.

In his work his speciality was covering GAA, especially the matches but not just the county games or the big occasions in Croke Park or Ulster finals in Clones as John McAviney had a much wider vision of what photography meant in the coverage of gaelic games nationally and locally. On the local scene John McAviney was ahead of his time when he came to an arrangement with Monaghan County Board that as their official photographer he would feature action shots, team photographs and trophy presentations in every competition under their control from under 12's right up to the senior championship final and in that way his work was central to the extensive coverage of the games in the Northern Standard.

As well as matches he also covered the major GAA social occasions, the Northern Standard Annual Monaghan GAA Awards, the All-Stars ceremonies whether in Ulster or nationally particularly if Monaghan players were involved, the annual golf classic for the Supporters Club and a host of other events were all featured in the Northern Standard through the tireless work and dedication of John McAviney who believed that a juvenile player getting a medal was equally as important as the captain of the senior football champions being presented with the Mick Duffy Cup. Away from GAA his other love in sport was Glasgow Celtic and he was a regular visitor to Parkhead where his skills as a photographer were known and recognised. He served as chairman of the Ulster Professional Photographers Association and was a founder member of the Ulster GAA Writers Association where he served as chairman for five years and in that time was constantly seeking to improve the working conditions for photographers at matches.

There was a huge and vastly representative attendance at the removal of his remains and funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church Ballybay, this morning Tuesday, December 22nd with guards of honour provided by Ballybay Pearse Brothers GFC, officers and members of Monaghan County Committee and officers and members of the Ulster GAA Writers Association. To his wife Eithne, son Emmet and daughter Oonagh, his mother Sally, his beloved grandchildren, his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Go ndeanaigh Dia trocaire ar a anam dilis.


On a personal level, deeply saddened to hear this. I've had manys a dealings (and rows!) with John since 2003 and he was a tireless professional. He had it tough this last 3-4 years on a couple of levels but never lost the humour. Great man gone but his work lives on (www.mcaviney.com).

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #472 on: December 27, 2009, 07:58:56 PM »
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1227/rta.html

MEP's brother dies in Cork crash

Sunday, 27 December 2009 19:17
A man has died in a car accident in Bandon, County Cork.

The single vehicle road collision happened at 12.10pm this afternoon at Oldchapel on the Bandon to Timoleague road.

The victim has been named as Flor Crowley, 42, a brother of Fianna Fáil MEP Brian Crowley.

He had been travelling in a car with his wife and three children at the time, but they were not injured.

Earlier, a 31-year-old woman died in a road crash in Co Offaly.

The crash happened at about 8.40am in Durrow, when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda station on 057-9321305.
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #473 on: December 28, 2009, 01:47:23 PM »
Magistrate Tom Travers, dies   
A magistrate who survived an IRA murder attempt 25 years ago in which his daughter was killed has died.
Tom Travers died peacefully on Boxing Day at his home in Holywood, County Down.
In April 1984, he was shot six times by the IRA as he left Mass at St Brigid's Church in south Belfast with his wife and daughter.
He was seriously injured but his daughter Mary, a schoolteacher, was fatally wounded.
Mr Travers was unable to attend his daughter's funeral because he was still in the intensive care unit of Belfast City Hospital.
In January, the Police Ombudsman's office apologised to Mr Travers for errors in a report into the murder.
 
I remember that girl being shot dead. Whatever about Mother Ireland and 'the armed struggle'... it was shockingly brutal... mistake or nae. 

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #474 on: January 06, 2010, 11:32:38 PM »
Loch Ness monster death rumours denied

The head of the Loch Ness monster's fan club has denied suggestions that the animal is dead following just one credible sighting last year.

A new documentary examines the possibility that the monster might be extinct as its reported appearances become increasingly rare.

Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, said only one sighting, made just off the Clansman Hotel on 6th June, 2009, was judged by him to have been a credible report.
 
And according to Mr Campbell such reports are increasingly rare.

He said: ""That's why were so relieved to have heard about this sighting.

"In June, when it was reported, nobody had seen anything for a year. If it hadn't been for that one, we would have been really, really worried.

"There is an embarrassment factor to seeing Nessie. The first thing people say to you is, 'Had you had a drink?'

"Ten years ago we had a lot of good sightings, but in the last two or three years, they have tailed off."

He added: "What we regard as a dependable sighting is very much down to the person who sees it.

"This was a local chap who knows the things that Nessie isn't - boat wakes, debris on the loch or seals in the summer. A local person will know what these things look like."

However, there were a number of "more dubious" sightings over the course of 2009. These included a sonar contact witnessed by "'Allo,'Allo" star Vicki Michelle and other cast members from the stage version of the popular BBC sit-com when they took a pleasure cruise on Loch Ness in May during the play's week-long run at Eden Court.

Their boat, the Jacobite Queen, picked up five mysterious arch shapes on its sonar between Dores and Urquhart Castle.

Also claiming a possible Nessie picture was data analyst Ian Monckton from Solihull who used his car headlights and the flash from his camera, to take a picture of what he thought could be the elusive monster while driving to Invermoriston late at night.

The 2009 episode "Death at Loch Ness" of the documentary series "MonsterQuest" looked at the theory that the Loch Ness Monster might be extinct.

In this programme researcher Robert Rhines' claim that Nessie, if it existed, may now in fact be dead and its corpse is lying somewhere at the bottom of Loch Ness is investigated.

To prove this theory wrong, Mr Campbell hopes new witnesses might come forward.

"If people start to believe this, it might start to affect tourist numbers.

"Whether you believe in Nessie or not, the Loch Ness Monster is one of the most important tourist attractions we have.

"Perhaps, though, the answers are to be found underwater instead of on the loch's surface.

"Unknown sonar contacts happen all the time.

"Maybe Nessie is just keeping her head down."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6936872/Loch-Ness-monster-death-rumours-denied.html
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #475 on: January 06, 2010, 11:46:05 PM »
She's not dead ONeill, so shouldn't be posted here.
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #476 on: January 07, 2010, 07:28:45 PM »
Three young men killed in a car accident outside omagh this afternoon all from killyclogher area, Rest in Peace all, tragic tragic loss of yound life.
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #477 on: January 07, 2010, 07:30:08 PM »
Three young men killed in a car accident outside omagh this afternoon

Terrible tragedy.
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« Reply #478 on: January 07, 2010, 07:33:41 PM »
Three young men killed in a car accident outside omagh

Terrible tragedy RIP, are you not a little early posting their names if it only happened this afternoon with the possibility of friends or family of the three young men reading this?
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« Reply #479 on: January 07, 2010, 07:39:14 PM »

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Terrible tragedy RIP, are you not a little early posting their names if it only happened this afternoon with the possibility of friends or family of the three young men reading this?

thats why in another tread i did not post their names,  the last poor fellow only pasted away in the last hour or two
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