Our condolences

I am sure by now most will be aware of the sad death of Kieran Doherty. Kieran as you all will know was a part of the funriture when it came to NI Special Pool. He was involved from its conception in 1993 and 2017 was the first festival he never officiated at, 24 years of dedication for which he never sought thanks, payment or glory. I think in anyones book that is something to be admired. Most players and carers would have associated Kieran with his refereeing duties but it was the work he put in before a player even arrived at the event that should never be forgotten. If it had not been for Keiran, sometimes working into the early hours of the morning, hanging canopies and doing numerous other things some festivals would never have happened. To most it came as a shock that Kieran was not in the Lodge Hotel in November past but his death was much more of a shock and I know part of the Festival will have gone with Kierans passing.

Kieran's funeral will take place on Thursday 10th May from Murdocks Funeral Home, 2A Windsor Avenue at 12.00noon. Its is family flowers only but donations can be paid to the Musgrave Pary Spinal Unit, c/o Mrs Mona Murdock, 31 Bushmills Rd, Coleraine.

On behalf of the NISPA I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Sadie and his family circle.