Passing of school’s former deputy principal

THE Lixnaw GAA Club victory celebration, planned for this Saturday night to mark the success of the club’s minor and senior hurlers in 2018, has been postponed as a mark of respect to the late Éamonn Fitzmaurice Snr who has passed away. The Finuge GAA Club annual general meeting, planned for this Friday night, has also been postponed.

The father of former Kerry senior manager and All-Ireland medal winner Éamonn Jnr, Mr Fitzmaurice was a former teacher and deputy principal at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí in Tralee where he was hugely respected and appreciated by a whole generation of students and colleagues. He is remembered, in particular, as an exceptional history teacher who once led a school tour to Russia so that the students could learn about the Russian Revolution.

Mr Fitzmaurice, from Ballinclogher, Lixnaw, is survived by his wife Celine, children Éamonn, Ciarán, Clíona and Conor, brothers Donal and Thomas, sisters Breda and Therese, daughters-in-law Tina and Joann, son-in-law Pat, grandchildren Scott, Cillian, Faye and Rian, many other relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing at his home this Thursday evening from 4pm to 8pm, removal will take place afterwards to St Michael’s Church, Lixnaw. Requiem Mass will be on Friday at 11.30am with interment afterwards in Kiltomey Cemetery, Lixnaw.

The house is strictly private this Wednesday and there has been a request for family flowers only.