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Bosco Morrissey RIP

A Club Legend Passes

While it was known that Bosco Morrissey had been unwell and had been in hospital for some time, his passing on Sunday, 25th February was a shock and a source of profound sadness for so many members who knew him well.Bosco Morrissey RIP

Bosco joined the Club in 1964, following a 3 – 0 defeat in the school’s cup final some months earlier. He quickly became involved in the Club’s affairs. He was on the dance committee that ran the rugby club dances so successfully, which in turn, paid for the club premises which had been built a few months earlier.

A speedy wing forward, he was a member of the team that won the Minor Cup in 1966. He captained the Junior 1 team to victory in the Junior League in 1970 and was deprived of a rare double when in the Metro final, leading near the end, a forward pass by the opposing team was missed by the referee and we lost. His ability and speed promoted him to the First XV and he was elected Club Captain in 1972-73 and again in 1975-76. He would win his last medal in 1985.

On retirement, he became involved in the administration of the Club, being Team Secretary for a number of years and then becoming Club Secretary. His work on the Club’s behalf saw him being honoured by being Club President in 1999-2000.

He was probably the best known member of our Club throughout the rugby fraternity countrywide. He was the only member who was only ever referred to by his Christian name, many might not even have known his surname, but everyone knew ‘Bosco‘. He was an ever-present member at all important Club events, AIL matches, Under 20’s games and also at many unimportant occasions too. He was an exceptionally loyal member of our Club and the Club is the poorer for his passing.

To his sons, Stephen and Robert, his sister, Martina (Searson) and brothers Thomas and Gerard, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

 

 

 

 

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