“Our little superhero fought until his last breath”: Heartbroken father pays…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Story David Raleigh. Four year old Mason T.J, O’Connell-Conway whose funeral took place in Castleconnell. Photo(RIP.ie) . Mason T.J, died after sustaining a critical head injury in a fall at a house in Limerick.Sent by Press 22THE father of a four year old boy, who died last week after suffering critical injuries in an apparent fall at a house in Limerick, broke down today, thanking doctors who had desperately tried to save his son’s life.“Our little superhero fought until his last breath and gained his (angel) wings just before a quarter past four last Tuesday,” John Paul O’Connell told mourners at his son Mason O’Connell-Conway’s funeral mass, Sunday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr O’Connell thanked staff at University Hospital Limerick, Cork University Hospital, and Childrens Hospital Ireland, Temple Street, “who worked around the clock and who tried their hardest to save our little man”.21/3/2021 Story David Raleigh. The funeral mass for Mason T.J, O’Connell-Conway(4) took place St Joseph’s church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Mason died after sustaining a critical head injury in a fall at a house in Limerick.Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22Mr O’Connell wept at St Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell, Co Limerick, as he also thanked neighbours and friends “for helping us through this nightmare”.“Our little man Mason had a family that extended for miles, on both my side and his mam’s side; you wouldn’t have to spend two minutes with Mason and he would leave a memory that would last a lifetime.”“He was a loving, caring, energetic little man, who loved everyone, and he will continue to love and look over us all through this hard time.”In a poignant tribute to his son, Mr O’Connell said: “Mason, my little right hand man, my boy, the moment I laid eyes on you, you stole my heart like you did with so many others. My life will never be the same again.”“From our from little walks down to the Borough soccer field, to walks in the park, well sorry – not walks, runs should I say, because you never walked. You would always say to me, ‘Look at me Dad, I am Sonic (the Hedgehog), look at me how fast I could run’, and you would just take off.”“You live on in all of us, buddy, and we will never forget you. We love you so much, until I see you again my boy, fly high buddy, I love you so much.”Mr O’Connell stood throughout the emotional mass with his hands resting on his son’s small white coffin. He tenderly kissed the coffin as his former partner and Mason’s mother, Elizabeth, sat on a chair with her head laid on her son’s coffin, while loved ones took turns trying to console her.Mason’s parents and extended family members wore white t-shirts emblazoned with their son’s photograph, which read “Mason Forever 4”.Mason’s favourite football and scarf along with a photograph of him, were placed on his coffin which was brought from his grandmother’s house in Castleconnell to the church, in a white carriage, drawn by two white horses.Fr Tom Whelan, assisted by Fr Willie Teehan, told Mason’s family their son had captured “all hearts” in the tight knit rural community.Fr Whelan said Mason would be remembered in the community for his love of “football, fishing and walks around the village”.The village stopped in silence as up to 100 people gathered wearing face masks and walking behind the cortège to the church and later on to the local cemetery.A limited number of Mason’s immediate family members gathered inside the church as others waited outside.Mason’s family, friends and neighbours “painted a beautiful picture of love and care and friendship” of their short few years with him,” Fr Whelan said.“He enriched all of your lives and with his passing there is a gaping hole in your life and in the life of the community in Castleconnell,” he said.“Your hearts are broken, and while we are with you, we feel so helpless in your presence, we all want to do something and we can’t.”A garda spokesman said that “all circumstances” surrounding Mason’s “fatal injuries at a house in Rathbane, Limerick, on Saturday, 13th March” were still being investigated.“A post mortem has taken place. Details of the post mortem results are not being released for operational reasons,” the spokesman said.“Investigating gardai maintain an open mind in this investigation and An Garda Siochana is not providing any further information at this time,” the spokesman concluded. 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Empire Petroleum announces a joint development agreement with Petroleum Independent & Exploration

first_img Empire Petroleum announces a joint development agreement with Petroleum Independent & Exploration. (Credit: Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.) Empire Petroleum announced that it has completed an equity transaction and a field level debt issuance, fully funding a substantial workover/recompletion program at its recently-acquired properties in East Texas, specifically, the Fort Trinidad Field in Houston and Madison Counties. As a result of the investment, Empire Texas LLC has entered into a joint development agreement with The Woodlands, Texas-based Petroleum Independent & Exploration and PIE Operating and their affiliates (collectively, “PIE”) and Mineral Resource Texas (MRP) to execute of series of workovers designed to potentially increase the field’s production from existing wellbores.The Securities Purchase Agreement outlines a PIE total investment of approximately $3,375,000 for an equity stake of up to 40% of Empire. In addition, PIE will provide up to a $2,000,000 loan (may be amended to $3,000,000) to Empire Texas for workover development within our current East Texas assets.The properties contain approximately 91% working interest and 83% net revenue interest and have been recently producing from multiple pays of the Glen Rose, Edwards and Buda formations. PIE, led by Phil Mulacek, will contract operate the field and identified workover wells in the program, bringing their experienced carbonate geology, and geophysical, and drilling team that has been responsible for world class discoveries, such as the Elk and Antelope Fields in Papua New Guinea, subsequently bought by Exxon Mobil and Total in 2017.“As a significant investor in Empire, combined with the operational expertise and capital to implement an initial robust workover program, we believe PIE is a terrific partner aligning with all shareholders,” stated Mike Morrisett, President. “It has been a pleasure working with Phil Mulacek and his team bringing our Joint Development Agreement quickly to fruition.”“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with Phil and his highly experienced technical team at PIE,” stated Tommy Pritchard, CEO. “The enthusiasm shown while working on planning brought forward other potential acquisitions in close proximity to our strong position in the Fort Trinidad Field that we are currently evaluating.” Source: Company Press Release The Securities Purchase Agreement outlines a PIE total investment of approximately $3,375,000 for an equity stake of up to 40% of Empirelast_img read more