It is with deep sadness and regret that GAA Handball inform you of the passing of Michael Boyce of Tuamgraney and Clare.
Michael was the first Clareman to be elected as Handball President and served during the period 1975 to 1978. During his time in Office he was responsible for the introduction of the Open Draw in the Senior 60 x 30 Softball Championship and was instrumental in the rejuvenation of handball in his beloved Clare. He was also the driving force behind the roofing of the 60 x 30 court and the construction of the 40 x 20 court in Tuamgraney.
Funeral details below.
Boyce (22 Southville Gardens, Ballinacurra, Limerick, formerly of Scariff, Co. Clare, late of C.I.E.) 26th May 2016, unexpectedly. Michael, beloved husband of Alicia. Predeceased by his brother Francis and sister Mary. Dearly loved father of Mary, Thomas and Kieran. Sadly missed by his loving son-in-law Domnic, daughters-in-law Orla and Grainne, grandchildren Rachel, Kate, Ellie and Emma, brother Basil, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.
Reposing at his home on Thursday evening from 3pm onwards. Removal to St Joseph’s Church, O’ Connell Avenue on Friday for Requiem Mass at 12.30pm with burial afterwards in Castlemungret Cemetery. House private on Friday morning.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.