The late Mr Roger Tobin, who was only in his twenty-second year, was a splendid type of Tipperaryman, and was a universal favourite. As already stated, he was famous in the local Gaelic fields as a hurler and footballer, and brought with him on his voyages a fine selection of camans...
The deepest sympathy is felt with their grief-stricken parents and brothers and sisters who had been hoping against hope that their dear ones were amongst the rescued, but who now are bowed down with the weight of the sudden and terrible blow that has befallen them.
At first Mass in Bansha on Sunday morning Rev. J. Quinlan, C.C., asked the congregation to pray for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
At second Mass the celebrant, the Rev D. Moloney, C.C., said it was to be feared that two of their parishioners were amongst the victims of the great catastrophe. One of the three, happily, had been saved.
He was personally aware that in accordance with the custom of Irish Catholics, they had approached the Sacraments before leaving. The rev. gentleman, who was deeply moved, asked the people to pray for their eternal rest. The congregation, amongst whom were the weeping mother and sister of young Mr Tobin, responded with a heartfelt prayer, and the scene was extremely touching.