November 01, 2021


Col. Michael (Mick) DUNNE

 (Army Ret.) 

It was with great sadness that Mullingar Rugby Club learnt of the passing of Col. Michael (Mick) DUNNE (Army Ret.) Newlands, Mullingar, October 30 2021 (peacefully) in the great care of the staff and nurses of the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar.

Michael was a life member, and former Vice President and a brilliant treasurer of Mullingar Rugby Football Club. A long term loyal supporter of the club. Mick propped for and served and chaired a number of committees, regularly attended matches both home and away.

Many great days and nights were spent in the club celebrating many victories and drowning our sorrows at losses. In the early years in winter our main playing pitch was transformed into a mini lake. It was Mick that pulled a group together, organised a bulldozer and sorted the problem out, with true military precision. He also represented players at Leinster Branch that were on referee’s report. His success rate at these hearings was excellent. Mick was a colourful talented man, good company, an old style alikadoo, he will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his loving wife Marjorie Fiona, Michael, Jnr. and Alison, grandchildren Mia, Shay and Ross, Daughter-in-law Magda, son-in-law Greg, brothers Joe and Tom, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews extended family, neighbours and his many friends everywhere.

May he rest in peace

Mick's removal will arrive at the Cathedral of Christ the King at 6.30 o'c on Tuesday November 2. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11.00 o'c followed by burial in Ballyglass Cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Friends of Regional Hospital Mullingar. https://friendsofregionalhospitalmullingar.ie/

For those who would have attended but cannot due to current guidelines the Mass can be seen on the live webcam at www.mullingarparish.ie

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