Funeral for Roibeárd Thornton takes place in Limerick

CandleThe funeral mass for Lixnaw man Roibeárd Thornton who died tragically earlier this week in a car crash takes place today (Saturday). The 35 year old father of one died after a collision on the M7 Motorway near Castletroy on Tuesday morning. Mr Thornton who played hurling for Lixnaw is a brother to sitting Fine Gael Cllr Aoife Thornton and a first cousin to Kerry football manager Eamon Fitzmaurice. He will be laid to rest in Kilmurry Cemetery, Castletroy, Limerick after requiem mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church Milford, Castletroy at 11.30.