Thurles – Tipperary Branch – Celebrate

On Friday, 7th November 2014, over fifty members of the Garda Síochána Retired Members’ Association, assembled at the Anner Hotel, Thurles for a celebratory lunch and presentation of GSRMA Certificates to long serving members of the Thurles-Tipperary Branch.  The twelve special recipients were (1) Margaret “Pearl” McDermott;  Margaret (Peg) Donovan;  Patricia (Patsy) Hogan;  John Dunphy;  Mick Shea;  Walter Dowd;  Bill Rourke;  Jerry Hayes (Ballyporeen); Tom Cormican,  Peter Fitzpatrick, Noel Clifford (Cahir) and last but by no means least was Thurles Branch Secretary Robert (Bob) Maher.

Following a beautiful meal, the certificates were presented by Paschal Feeney, General Secretary GSRMA and Tim Bowe, Síocháin Editorial Board.   Just click on each photo to get a clear view of the group. Sincere thanks to Louis Curly for capturing some of the photographs.

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John Dunphy received his GSRMA Cert from Paschal Feeney (Gen. Sec.)


Paschal Feeney (Gen. Sec.) presenting a GSRMA Cert to Margaret (Pearl) McDermott


Mick Shea receiving his GSRMA Cert from Paschal Feeney (Gen. Sec.)


Margaret (Peg) Donovan is delighted to accept her GSRMA Cert from Paschal Feeney (Gen. Sec.)


Walter Dowd who had the honour of bringing the first patrol-car to Thurles — accepts his GSRMA Cert from Paschal Feeney (Gen. Sec.)


Standing tall to display his GSRMA Cert is Bill Rourke, beside Gen. Sec. Paschal Feeney. Bill was a former Weights & Measures Inspector in Clonmel & Thurles.


Tim Bowe presents a GSRMA Cert to Retired Chief Supt Peter Fizpatrick. Peter also served as Garda Div. Officer in Cork City.


Killarney native, Noel Clifford received his GSRMA Certificate from Tim Bowe


Patsy Hogan is delighted to accept a GSRMA Cert from Tim Bowe at the Anner Hotel.


Jerry Hayes from Ballyporeen accepting his GSRMA Cert from Tim Bowe.


Tom Cormican who set-up the Traffic Corp in Thurles accepting his GSRMA Certificate from Tim Bowe

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