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Brendan O"Farrell.......R.I.P.

posted 24 Jun 2014, 14:08 by Willie Horgan   [ updated 25 Jun 2014, 15:21 ]
                        During the past few days we lost the services of our esteemed Vice-President, Brendan O"Farrell, who passed away on 21st, June, 2014. Brendan gave a dedicated lifelong service as a player, mentor and administrator, to Brian Dillons. He began his playing career in the 1949 Brian Dillons Street Leagues and when the City under-15 Board was established in 1951, Brendan won two under-15 "A"Hurling Championship medals with the Brian Dillons representatives, Glenview, in 1951 and 1952.   At adult level he played for many years for Brian Dillons, establishing himself as a sterling defender, and was on the Brian Dillons team which narrowly lost to Lough Rovers in the 1959 City Division Junior Hurling Championship final.
                       It was at administrative level that Brendan will be most remembered for in the history of Brian Dillons. Firstly, he served as shrewd mentor for various teams, at adult and under-age level for many years. He served the Club in the capacity of Chairman and Hon. Secretary  for a number of years and it was under his stewardship  that Brian Dillons built their impressive complex, in the Tank Field, which was opened in 1980. He,also, played a major part in securing for the club, their magnificient playing pitch, Pairc Diolunaigh, in Lisnahorna, Whites Cross. In recent years he acted as Draw Co-ordinator for Brian Dillons in the Cork County Board G.A.A.Club Draw. The huge attendance of Brian Dillons members, at the Removal and the Burial , at Rathcooney, was testimony of the high esteem that Brendan held in Brian Dillons..   Our Deepest Sympathies are extended to Brendans son, Alan, daughter, Karen, sister, Enda, brothers, Terry and Brian and extended family members.