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RIP Deirdre Kiely

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It is very hard to put in to words the sadness in which we learnt of the untimely death of Deirdre Kiely.The hard working ladies committee of Clonmel Town have been the rock on which this club has survived and for many years Deirdre was a hardworking member of that committee. Deirdre was deeply committed to the welfare of this club.
The Kiely and O'Shea name is synonymous with the history of our club and Deirdre's part in that legacy will live on forever. Deirdre was a lady to her fingertips and was a friend to all of us in the club. She will be remembered with great fondness by all of us. We will never forget her support and dedication to our club but most of all we will always remember her friendship and wonderful kind nature. If everyone who inhabits this world were like Deirdre, it would be a far kinder and safer place. We are all deeply saddened by her passing but we also know that all our lives have been enriched by knowing her.

It was with profound shock and sadness that we learnt of the sudden death of Cyril O'Flaherty last Monday morning. Nothing could have prepared any of us for this very shocking and sad news. Cyril was a long standing member of Clonmel Town F.C. His contribution to the welfare of our club stretches back almost to our foundation in 1963. In that time he played for many years with great distinction for the club. After his playing career had ended, Cyril continued to serve this club as a coach and club director. He acted as a mentor to many of our young players and never refused when called upon to coach and help the club.

Through the years his passion for our club never diminished and he always referred to Clonmel Town as being "the best junior club in the country". He took great pride in the success of Clonmel Town none more so than his brother Tom played on our 1968 Munster Junior Cup winning team. 1994 was again another proud moment for Cyril when his son Jamie won an FAI Junior Cup winners medal. He once again spoke with great pride, when his Grandson Evan Comerford played in goal on our successful Danone Cup Winning teams of 2005 and 2006.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 06:14