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Pat McParland - RIP

posted 22 Nov 2011, 04:49 by Unknown user
The committee and members were saddened to learn of the recent death of Pat McParland (RIP).  Pat was a formidable footballer in his day and was renown for his strong physical presence at a time when physicality was very much part of the game. He started playing for Ballymacnab in the 1950s and formed a strong partnership on the full back line with Thomas O'Hare (Cashel) (RIP) and Johnnie Beagan (RIP) for the best part of a decade, making the left full back position his own. From 1962-1966 there was no football played in Ballymacnab but when the club reformed in 1967, Pat was back in action once again and continued playing through to the 1968 season. At the clubs 2007 Dinner Dance, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the reformation of the club, Pat was among the invited guest to share in the celebration. Many of his former campaigns turned out to form a guard of honour at his funeral mass and it was evident from the large congregation Pat was a popular character in every sense of the word. We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife, children, brother and sisters and entire family circle. Go ndeanfa Dia trocaire ar a anam.