James Power R.I.P   09/11/2017

It is with much sadness that the Club announce the death of our long time member James Power better known as Jim, who passed away earlier this morning. Jim had been ill for some time and had faced his illness with great bravery up to the end.

While off the course, Jim didn't serve as an officer of the Club or on it didn't win a Captain's prize he was very well regarded within the Club. And he was a fine golfer usually playing off the 10 or 11  handicap mark. 

He fell just short of becoming a single handicap golfer, his lowest ever handicap being 9.8 (10)  in March and again in June of 1999.

Off the course he will be fondly remembered for his sharp wit and minimal use of the english language. Jim would use one word when others might use three or four.

On the course though he will  be remembered for probably the biggest ever matchplay comeback by any Belmullet (or possibly any other Club's) Inter Club Team.

It was in an Inter Club match away to Tubbercurry Golf Club where Jim alongside his playing partner and brother Liam found themselves 7 down after nine holes only to produce the turnaround of turnarounds to win on the 18th.

The Club would like at this time, to extend sympathy to Jim's brother Liam,sister Tan and his extended family.

May he Rest in Peace....

Jim's funeral arrangements are as follows.....

James Power

Bunnahowan, Belmullet – peacefully at Belmullet Community Hospital.

Reposing at McDonnell’s Funeral Home, Belmullet on Friday evening from 5.30 until 7 o’clock.

Removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Glencastle arriving at 8 o’clock.

Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with the funeral proceeding to Glencastle New Cemetery.

Family flowers only please.  Donations if desired to Belmullet Community Hospital.

With the family's consent there will be a Golf Club Guard of Honour on Saturday morning after Mass from the Church in Glencastle to Jim's final resting place in the nearby New Cemetery.

All those with Club  Jackets or Jumpers are requested to wear them to the Mass.


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