The death has taken place of Ballinlough club stalwart Cathal Flynn.
The Blacklion, Cavan native commenced his involvement with the north Meath club during the early seventies.
A stout hearted defender and usually in the full back line, one can recall Cathal producing an outstanding display in the number 4 jersey for Ballinlough as defending champions Kilbride were well beaten in the opening round of the 1972 senior conpetition at Pairc Tailteann.
On coming to reside in Crossakiel, Cathal became even more involved with the club at administrative level. He acted in numerous officer roles for Ballinlough and was a terrific chairman at a time when things may not have been at their best on the field of play.
Fiercely committed, loyal, conscientious, Cathal always stood for what was correct, favoured the underdog and was unwavering when it came to matters of the truth. When Cathal Flynn took on a role you expected nothing else but absolute effort.
Later on he acted on numerous local committee's as his advice and common sense was much sought. His like will not be seen around Kilskyre parish again.
Sleep easily Cathal, you were a hero to many.
To his wife Kathrine, daughters Deirdre and Caitriona, son Brian (a former underage player with Ballinlough) and to his many relatives and friends we offer our sincerest sympathies.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
Funeral Details -- Reposing at the Flynn residence, Crossakiel from 3 pm until 8 pm tomorrow, Tuesday. Removal on Wednesday morning to Ballinlough Church, arriving for Funeral Mass at 12 0' clock, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family Time on Wednesday morning please.