The Late Tima Browne, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Stradbally, Co. Kerry and Portugal

The late Tima Browne with former Irish Rugby International and Munster team captain, Mick Galwey at the May 2006 John Browne Memorial / Castleisland Rugby Club Classic at Castleisland Golf Club. The late John Browne and Tima were Galwey’s well acknowledged leading lights in the early part of his illustrious career.
Mick Galwey and John Browne pictured at a gathering at the River Island Hotel to welcome Con Houlihan home during the making of the documentary ‘Waiting for Houlihan’ in September 2002. ©Photographs: John Reidy 18-5-2006 and 17-9-2002

The death has occurred of Tima Browne, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Stradbally, Co. Kerry and Portugal.

Peacefully, on December 17th, 2020, at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin, after a short illness. Beloved daughter of the late Denis and Bridie Moran, wife of the late John Browne and partner of the recently deceased Tom Corridan.

Lovingly remembered by her sisters: Norma, Frances, Marguerita and Helen, brother Ógie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law , her loving nephews and nieces, relatives and friends.

Also remembering her deceased brothers, Paddy and James and cousin Mick.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

Influence on Mick Galwey’s Career

Tima and John Browne’s influence on the career path of a local young man led to the addition of yet another Currow native to the ranks of Munster and international rugby heroes.

Mick Galwey has always acknowledged the role the Brownes played in a glittering career which included Munster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions tour caps.

In his 2002 published ‘Galwey – The Autobiography’ Mick Galwey tells of his first meeting with John Browne in Castleisland in 1983.

Trial Game in Bruff

After his first ever rugby training session in Castleisland, John Browne asked him if he’d like to come along to a trial game the following day in Bruff.

“I said I would. John brought me all the way in rugby. Were it not for him, I can honestly say that i might never have had those vital early opportunities in rugby. As well as being president of Castleisland RFC he was also the driving force behind the club,” Mick wrote.

Source of Encouragement

“Subsequently, he became my source of encouragement and he followed me from Castleisland to Shannon to Munster and later Ireland. He and his wife Tima spent  most of their weekends driving me to various matches.”

The acknowledgement of the influence of the Brownes is also confirmed by the inclusion of a photograph of the three of them on page 17 of the book.

May God be good to them.

A Private Family Funeral

A private family funeral will take place for Tima with her Requiem Mass on Monday morning at 11am in Castleisland Parish Church, followed by Private Cremation at the Shannon Crematorium.

Please note The funeral cortège will depart Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland, at 10.30am on Monday morning on route to the church and will depart at 12 noon approx. and travel up the Main Street en route to Shannon.

Date Published: Saturday 19th December 2020. Date of Death: Thursday 17th December 2020.

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