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It was with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Paul MacKay, following a long illness. Paul was in school in Terenure College, was House Captain in 1959, and did not join the rugby club when he left school. Some older members may remember him packing down in the front row, playing in the junior ranks for Clontarf F.C.

He did not become a member of this club until the 1992-93 season, where he was quickly elected to the post of Hon. Treasurer, his reputation as fine accountant and administrator having preceded him. He filled that role for a number of seasons and many would rank him among our best treasurers, such was the standard of his stewardship and acumen.

Paul had played a part in a major political role before he joined our club. His honesty and integrity were to the forefront when he was expelled from one of our major political parties and the same qualities saw him deeply involved in the formation of another.

He was a very popular president in 2000-2001 and his friendships with members of our club and others, especially Clontarf, was testament to the fine man he was. He was a trustee for a number of years subsequently. He made a huge contribution to our club and he will be deeply missed.

Paul was predeceased by his wife, Lila, and our deepest sympthies are with Ronan, Elva and Gavan and the wider family.

Ar deis De go raibh a anam.

 

 

 

 

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