Anthony Coleman, affectionately known as "Cribber", was the head of the large Coleman family, all of whom love to participate in the traditional Cork sport of Road Bowling. Every evening during the Summer months Anthony, with his family and friends, would head off up the New Line in Youghal playing their beloved game "which", his family told The East Cork Journal, "he took very seriously"!.
The long established routine continued in Youghal for twenty or more years and, when Anthony passed away last year, RIP, his family and friends decided to organise a Memorial Tournament in celebration of his life. Meeting at Farrell's of Summerfield, with kind permission, the large group enjoyed an hour of chat and refreshments in the lovely Youghal sunshine, before the Bowlers headed off up the New Line to throw their Bowls in memory of their beloved Anthony, with all proceeds for Marymount University Hospital & Hospice.
Anthony's wife Elizabeth, his five children, grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters and extended family members and friends all agreed that Anthony Coleman was indeed a 'character' who will never be forgotten by any of them, and they hope to continue this tradition in his memory for many years to come.
On behalf of the family his son, Tony, extended sincere thanks to Michael Farrell of Summerfield, Mick O'Keeffe for providing the food, Ian Foley, Electrical Services, Quinlan's Bar in Blackpool, Liam O'Mahony Heating & Plumbing, and all who helped them in any way with the Memorial Road Bowling Tournament for Anthony"Cribber" Coleman.