The greyhound industry lost another great supporter in recent days with the news of the death of Mick Bourke, Barnane, Tipperary.

Mick ran his greyhounds under the ‘Devilsbit’ prefix and some may remember him as having the stud dog, Game Ball, in the early eighties. Mick was a great supporter of greyhound racing and even today, his grand-son, Joe, maintains an interest and keeps several greyhounds. Deepest condolences are extended to Mick’s Family and friends at this time.

May he rest in Peace.


Michael Bourke, Barnane, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, 28th of January 2023.

Predeceased by his wife Mary, brother Donal, sisters-in-law Eileen and Nuala, brother in law Tobias and niece Margaret.

Passed away peacefully in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of acorn lodge.

Deeply regretted by his daughters Evelyn, Doreen, Lucy, Ada, and Dympna, son Michael, daughter in law Marisa, sons in law, Ned, Matt, Seamus and Pj, brothers, Sean, Denis and Kevin, sisters in law, grandchildren, Louise, jack, Bill, Mary, Jane, John, Rachel, Joseph, Ruth, Tom, Faye, Paddy and Aoife, nephews, nieces, neighbours, and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in Grey’s Funeral Home Templemore this Monday evening from 5 pm. Removal to St. Mary’s Church Drom at 7 pm to arrive at 7.45 pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11.30 am. Interment in the adjoining cemetery afterwards.