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Sadness as popular Timahoe man passes away

Doris Lalor from Timahoe has passed away, less than a year after the death of her husband Dan

Tributes have been paid to Timahoe man Dan Lalor who tragically passed away on Monday.

Dan was injured after a fall almost two weeks but he was unable to recover.

The 64-year-old is survived by his wife Doris and his children Willie and Trish.

Local County Councillor Paschal McEvoy says that the whole community is ‘numb’ following the news.

He said: “The whole community is in a state of shock and numb after hearing the awful news.

“We held a rosary in the church in Timahoe on the Sunday after the incident and I have never seen the place as packed.

“People travelled from all over to pray for Dan and that is testament to the type of person that he was.”

Dan, who was a farmer and worked in Miller’s Hardware for a long number of years, is described as a real community man.

He was heavily involved in Timahoe GAA and recently sold them a plot of his land which they have turned into a juvenile pitch.

Cllr McEvoy said: “Dan was one of life’s true gentlemen.

“He played in several county finals for Timahoe and went on to train them for a number of years.

“He was in as a selector too and was also on the committee.”

“Dan was an absolute gentleman and a real community activist too. If there was something that needed to be done, he was always the first one there to do it.

“He will be sadly missed by his family and everybody that knew him.”

Timahoe GAA also posted a tribute to their Facebook page, extending their sympathy to the Lalor family.

“A wonderful club man who rarely missed a game, Dan represented Timahoe with distinction in both football and hurling … (and) also managed the Timahoe Intermediate football winning teams in 2000 and 2004. May he rest in Peace.”

Funeral arrangements to follow.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.