Mick Frawley RIP

Michael Frawley RIP – former Chairman Tipperary County Board, Munster Council, West Tipperary Board and Tipperary Football Board

It is with regret that we inform you of the death of former Chairman of the Munster Council, Michael (Mick) Frawley of Emly who passed away on Sunday August 1st.

Funeral Details

Reposing at Frazer Funeral Home Galbally today from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Remains arriving at St. Ailbe’s Church Emly at 9:00pm

Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11:30am

Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery

Family Flowers only


Mick Frawley gave a lifetime of service to the GAA. During a long and distinguished administrative career, he served as a Trustee of the GAA, Chairman of Munster Council, Chairman of Tipperary County Board, Chairman of West Tipperary Board and Chairman of Tipperary Football Board. He was also a life President of the West Tipperary Board.

Mick served as a delegate from the West Tipperary Division to Tipperary County Board and in 1968 was elected as a Tipperary delegate to Munster Council. He served as Chairman of the West Board between 1973 and 1976 and in 1978 was elected to a 3 year term as Chairman of Munster Council. He served as Chairman of Tipperary County Board between 1982 and 1984 and his term of office was crowned by the staging of the All Ireland hurling final in Semple Stadium in Centenary Year. He also played a leading role in the redevelopment of Semple Stadium around that time. He was elected a Trustee of the GAA in 1985. He became Chairman of the Tipperary Football Board in 1997 and served in that role until 2004.

Mick served as a senior football selector with Tipperary for many years and was a selector on the team which won the Division 2 South National Football League Final in 1971. He worked tirelessly throughout his life for Tipperary football and was totally committed to its improvement.

Munster Council honoured Mick Frawley for his distinguished service in 2008. It was richly deserved.

Mick Frawley will be long remembered for his extraordinary service to the GAA and on his passing, Tipperary County Board wants to acknowledge the major contribution he made to the development of the Association at club, county, provincial and national level. We also sincerely thank his family for his service.

His remains are reposing at his home at Lisobyhane, Emly until 1 o’clock tomorrow (Tuesday) and then at Frazer Funeral Galbally from 5.30pm until 8pm. Remains arriving at St. Ailbe’s Church, Emly at 9pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am followed by burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Tipperary County Board extends its deepest sympathy to his daughters Margaret, Mary, Cathriona and Anne, sons Mike and Ger, his sister Nora, his extended family, Emly GAA Club and his many GAA colleagues.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam uasal.

Ger Ryan

PRO, Tipperary County Board

Email: pro.tipperary@gaa.ie