Rip Fenn Cummins

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An irreplaceable part of Clonmel Town FC was lost last Wednesday June 2nd 2010 with the sad news of the death one of the founder members of Clonmel Town FC and our much loved Vice President Fenn Cummins. It was in the kitchen of Fenn Cummins house back in 1963 that agreement was reached to form Clonmel Bohemians. Along with people like Liam Delahunty, Val Butler, Maurice Lynch, Jim Shea, Jimmy Maunsell and other like minded people, Clonmel Bohemians was founded. The contribution that Fenn made to the welfare of not only this football club but to many people in his hometown cannot be overstated. Fenn always put the welfare of others before his own needs. Fenn was the embodiment of that older, better code where you tried to make the lives of your neighbour and your community better. He had a proper understanding of what a sense of community actually meant. Fenn Cummins was never contaminated by the materialism that engulfs so many of those who find prosperity through sport.
Fenn Cummins R.I.P. The legacy that Fenn has left behind is that not just of one of Ireland’s biggest and most successful football club’s but of man who was so respected and loved by all of those who were lucky enough to have known him. The success and facility’s that we enjoy today would not have come to pass if were not for people like Fenn Cummins. We will all mourn the passing of a great friend, a wonderful individual, a tremendous football man and somebody with passion and knowledge of the game that was unsurpassed. He loved the game of football and loved the football club he help to found. He never at any stage put either at risk.
Fenn Cummins was a true and honest gentleman. He went about his business in a gentle manner; in fact his life was gentle. Five minutes in his company was enough to realise how gentle a man he was. He was one of the founding fathers of this great football club and he will be missed by all of us in Clonmel Town FC. Rest in Peace Fenn.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 06:14