Lay reader David Tough takes a picture of Donegal Rose Catherine McCarron and 2012 Rose of Tralee Nicola McEvoy after morning service at St. John’s Church, Tralee, Co Kerry, yesterday. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Mass doesn’t usually get a warm-up act, but I’m at “Mass with the Roses” in St John’s Church, Tralee. There are seven Roses here and it’s being aired (...)

Six of Donal Walsh’s best friends walk beside the coffin as it makes its way from the young man’s home to St John’s Church in Tralee for yesterday’s funeral. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Mourners at the funeral of inspirational teenager Donal Walsh yesterday heard his mother Elma c(...)