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Friday, November 21, 2008

Local rugby legend dies

'And dearer far than all this world Is that dear Isle'

A well known Limerick rugby legend has died this morning.

Frankie Flynn of Shannon RFC was best known for his rousing versions of Shannons anthem 'There Is An Isle'.

The Shannon RFC website announced this morning,

"It is with great regret that we have learned of the passing of Shannon RFC legend, Frankie O'Flynn, this morning at 5am in Milford Hospice, Limerick. May he Rest In Peace."

Limerick Leader has more,

A long-standing member of the club, Frankie was part of team that won the club's First Munster Cup in 1960.Frankie is survived by his wife Violet and family.

His two grandsons Richard and Leonard are both members of the Shannon senior squad.
The former president of the club, known as the 'Bard of Thomond' will be reposing at Griffin's Funeral Home, John's Gate, on Sunday evening from 5pm, followed by removal at 7pm to St. Mary's Church. Funeral on Monday after 11am Mass to Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery.

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