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CARRIGAHOLT village came to a standstill on Wednesday afternoon for the funeral of Bernie Mahoney, Moveen, who died in a drowning accident on Sunday morning in Poulnasherry Bay. As he was brought to St Mary’s Church in the West Clare fishing village, Mr Mahoney was flanked by a guard of honour from O’Curry’s GAA Club, whom he represented for many years. In his late 30s, Mr Mahoney, a father of three, whose youngest child was due to be baptised last Sunday, was one of four people, including his brother, oyster collecting when tragedy struck. His three friends were rescued by brothers, Roger and Stephen Little, who live in Carnacalla, Kilrush. The brothers, who are experienced boats people, were alerted when their dogs barked incessantly at hearing calls for help, close to 3am on Sunday. “It was just pure luck. We came home at the right time,” Roger Little, who works as a tug boat captain for Dublin Port, explained. “I …

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O’Curry’s in shock at death of club member

O’Curry’S GAA Club has expressed its shock and sadness at the death of club member Bernie Mahoney, who drowned in Poulnasherry Bay in the early hours of Sunday morning. The father of three from Moveen lost his life while oyster farming with three men, including his brother, at the location near Moyasta in West Clare. His youngest child was due to be baptised on Sunday. “Everyone at O’Curry’s GAA Club is shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of Bernie. Bernie was one of the most dedicated players the club has had over the years and gave fantastic service at both junior and senior level,” club PRO Eoin Troy told The Clare Champion. “He was strong and extremely fit, which allowed him to play well into his 30s. In a small club, with small numbers, it is very important to have committed people and Bernie was not only committed but was extremely dependable. He balanced football with a hectic work …

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