The funeral took place in Birr yesterday of Susan Whelahan, wife of Pat-Joe and mother of Brian, Simon and Barry.
A native of Coolderry, Susan (nee Dooley) took immense pride in witnessing her family’s achievements with Birr and Offaly. Pat-Joe was manager when Birr won four All-Ireland and seven Leinster club hurling titles between 1991 and 2007. He also managed Limerick between 2003 and ’05.
As well as starring for Birr, Brian, Simon and Barry enjoyed much success with Offaly, with the former considered to be one of the greatest hurlers of all-time and being selected on the GAA’s Hurling Team of the Millennium.
RIP SUSAN— Birr GAA (@BirrCLG) September 21, 2023
Everyone involved with Birr GAA Club offers deepest sympathies to the Whelahan family on the sad passing of Susan Whelahan (nee Dooley - Parkrise, Birr and formerly of Ballybritt, Coolderry).
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