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Twomey laid to rest

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:57pm

The funeral of Crosshaven woman and former Irish tennis player Val Twomey took place this week.

Ms Twomey, who passed away on Friday at CUH, was laid to rest in St Patrick’s Cemetery in Crosshaven.

Ms Twomey was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease in 2004 and spent the following two years on dialysis before receiving a kidney transplant in 2006, after which she started a campaign to promote organ donor awareness.

The former athlete had been coaching tennis at Bishopstown Tennis Club for ten years before suffering a stroke in June which left her paralysed on her left side.

Although initially making progress in hospital, Ms Twomey was told that she would be unable to return to coaching again.

The death notice for Ms Twomey says that she will be sadly missed by parents Joe and Honor and siblings Michael, Conor, Clodagh and Karen.

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