Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 8, 2018 By Sarah Cullen – 8th November 2018 Previous articlePortlaoise estate granted 141 new housesNext articleMeet the Longford native hoping to lead Courtwood to Leinster glory Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Maura Taylor (née Dunne)Ballyfin Rd., Portlaoise, LaoisTaylor (nee Dunne) Ballyfin Rd., Portlaoise. November 7th 2018. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Maura. Dearly loved mother to John and Frank. Cherished grandmother to Alison, Cian, Séan-Luke and the late Claire. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Larry, sisters-in-law Frances and Maureen, her late husband Bobby, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her son Johns residence at Pallas Big from 5pm on this Wednesday evening with rosary at 9 pm. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 10 am Requiem Mass. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.Mena HillCastleblayney, Monaghan / Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully, in the loving care of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan and formerly of Rathmoyle, Abbeyleix, Laois. Deeply regretted by her loving family, relatives and friends.Reposing at St. Mary’s Hospital Oratory, Castleblaney, on Wednesday 7th November from 12 noon until 6pm. Reposing in the Chapel of Adoration adjoining The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois on Thursday 8th November from 6pm with recital of the Rosary at 9pm. Removal to The Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, on Friday morning for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Kevin Bowe66 Marian Ave, Portlaoise, LaoisDied peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Loving husband of Marie and adorded father to Suzanne, Kevin, Robert, Sandra, Paul and Kenneth. brother to Betty, Patty and Frank. Predeceased by his brothers Denis and Brendan. Deeply regretted by his sons and daughters-in-law and his beloved grandchildren, aunts, nierces, nephews, extended family relatives and friends.May He Rest In PeaceReposing at his home Tuesday, 6th November, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm followed by the rosary. Leaving his home on Wednesday at 1:15pm to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 2:00pm Requiem Mass followed immediatley by burial at SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. House private on Wednesday morning please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Palliative Care Services Laoise/Offaly.Joachim Petrus NelO’Moore Street, Mountmellick, LaoisJoachim Petrus Nel, O’Moore Street, Mountmellick (formerly of South Africa). Survived by his wife Fredrika Nel, daughters Kerry-Ann Van der Merue and Maritza Smit, son Gerhard Nel, sons-in-law Coenraad Van der Merue and Gerhard Smit, daughter-in-law Nicky Nel, grandchildren, brother, sister, relatives and friends.Daniel (Dan) NortonSheffield Ave, Portlaoise, LaoisBeloved husband of Margaret and pre-deceased by his son Michael. Much loved father of Mary, Martin, Donie, Margaret, Patrick, Gregory and Sheldon. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.May He Rest In PeaceReposing at his home this Monday evening from 7:00pm with rosary recital at 9:00pm. Removal to SS Peter & Paul’s Church on Tuesday at 5:15pm to arrive for 6:00pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 10:00am with interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s CemeteryBill O’ReillyDublin Rd., Portlaoise, LaoisO’Reilly, “Marian House”, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Nov 5th 2018, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. (Ex fruit merchant) William (Bill), beloved husband of Maura and dearly loved dad to Fiona (McCann), Miriam O’Reilly, Melissa Bourke, William and Peter. Cherished grandfather to Donnacha, Muireann, Clodiagh, Fiadh, Coyle and Roan, great-grandchild Kyra-May. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Martin and Jas and sister Eileen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegans funeral home from 5 pm on Tuesday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church to arrive for 12 noon requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.Mary Kennedy (née Skehan)Barnderry, Attanagh, LaoisPeacefully at her residence. Wife of the late John and mother of the late Donal. Deeply regretted by her loving children, Rita, Mary, Chris, Eileen and Sean, brother Fr John, sister-in-law, sons in law George and John, grandchildren Helen, Raymond, Laura, Ciara & Niall, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing at her residence from 12.00 noon on Sunday with Rosary at 8.00pm. Removal on Monday morning to the Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill, for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Monday morning please.Joe ConroyClonboyne, Portlaoise, LaoisJoe Conroy, formally of Clonboyne, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Died 17th October 2018 in Canada (unexpectedly) sadly missed by his wife Ann, daughters Catherine and Aurea, son-in-law Frank, extended family, neighbours and friends.Funeral Mass on Monday 5th November 2018 in St. Fintan’s Church Raheen at 12 noon, followed by Burial in the adjoining Cemetery.Sheila RafterCuan Bhrìde, Rathdowney, LaoisRafter, Cuan Bhrìde, Rathdowney, Co. Laois and formerly Clonmeen, Rathdowney. November 2nd 2018, peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Patterson’s nursing home Roscrea. Sheila; sadly mourned by her by her sister Irene (Delaney), her brother Jim Rafter, sister-in-law Joan, nephews, niece, relatives and friends.Reposing at O’ Sullivan’s Funeral Home today Saturday from 4pm with funeral prayers at 6.30pm followed by removal at 7pm to The Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1pm followed by burial in Rathdowney Local Cemetery.John (Jack) ScullyTolerton, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / Ballickmoyler, LaoisJack Scully died suddenly at his home. Beloved husband of the late Dolly and father-in-law of the late Brigid. Sadly missed by his son Patrick, grandchildren Keeva and Dylan, brothers Tom, Michael and Oliver, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle, Carlow from 4pm on Saturday concluding with prayers at 8pm. Removal on Sunday afternoon to the Holy Cross Church, Killeshin to arrive for Funeral Mass at 1.30pm. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Facebook Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 8, 2018 Deaths Community TAGSDeaths Twitter Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
NORTON, Mass. – A dozen or so people clapped as Dustin Johnson brushed in his putt on the 18th green Friday at TPC Boston. They sounded more consolatory than celebratory. On pace to shatter the PGA Tour scoring record, Johnson made seven consecutive pars to finish as he settled for – at least to us – the most disappointing 60 in recent memory. At least Johnson still soared into the lead at The Northern Trust, where he is ahead by two at 15-under 127. “It is what it is,” he shrugged afterward. “It didn’t happen, so maybe I’ll go out tomorrow and try to shoot 59.” That’s what Scottie Scheffler accomplished Friday, right around the time Johnson was starting his second round. This wasn’t some cupcake setup by the Tour in order to torch the record books. Throw out Scheffler and Johnson’s hot days – only the second time in Tour history that were two rounds of 60 or better on the same day – and the next-best score on the par-71 layout was 64 (shot by four players). The scoring average was 69.53. Tiger Woods made the cut on the number. PGA champion Collin Morikawa won’t play the weekend. Golf Central Scheffler (59) cards golf’s magic number again BY Ryan Lavner — August 21, 2020 at 2:36 PM For the second time this summer, Scottie Scheffler carded golf’s magic number. This one actually counted, though, for the second-youngest to record a 59 on the PGA Tour. Still, Johnson saw Scheffler’s 59 pop up on one of the electronic leaderboards scattered throughout the course but wasn’t fazed. “That’s a good score,” Johnson said, and then he nearly rendered it a footnote. Johnson started birdie-eagle-birdie-eagle-birdie. He was 9 under through his first eight holes. He was 11 under through 11. “A 59 didn’t even seem like a question there for a while,” said playing partner Marc Leishman. “It was the easiest 11 under through 11 that you could think of.” But even one of golf’s most unflappable players admittedly began to feel the heat. He’d never shot 59 before. Not even at home. The Northern Trust: Full-field scores | Full coverage Current FedExCup points standings “Trying to shoot 59, you can definitely feel it,” he said. “I knew I was leading also. Coming down the stretch, you maybe put a little more pressure on yourself because you want to make those birdies or make those putts.” As an established member of the 59 club, Justin Thomas could relate: “It’s so much pressure, because you don’t know if and when you’re ever going to have that chance again.” So, Johnson pressed. On 12, he needed to make an 8-foot comebacker for par. He missed birdie tries inside 20 feet on Nos. 13 and 14. He drove into some tangled rough on 15, eliminating any chance for birdie. His tee shot on the short 16th blasted through a stiff right-to-left wind and stopped on the top tier, 40 feet away. And on 17? His 10-footer for birdie bled over the right lip but stayed out. Grill Room Golf’s lowest rounds: 58s and 59s on Tour A gallery of the lowest rounds ever recorded across professional tours. Frustrating, sure. Disappointing, maybe. But surely Johnson would capitalize on the par-5 finisher, no? After all, the hole played only 541 yards on Friday, straight downwind, and a player of Johnson’s immense length would require only a 3-wood off the tee to leave himself a mid-iron into the green. Except Johnson pulled driver – “Just didn’t really think about (3-wood), honestly,” he said – and hit a chippy fade that bounded through the end of the fairway and into tallish rough, the ball well below his feet. An automatic layup. An up-and-down from 75 yards would still give him a 59 … and yet Johnson failed to carry the ridge and left himself 24 feet. Two putts later, a 60. Cue the sympathy applause. “Anytime you shoot a number like that, you’re never going to be disappointed,” he said. “I definitely feel like the game is in good form, and I need to come out tomorrow and do the same thing.” Walking toward the clubhouse, Johnson turned to his left and saw Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “You want to keep going?” Monahan said. “I’m good,” Johnson said, smiling. “I’m tired.” Plenty more work remains this weekend.