THE death has occurred of well known city developer and former Munster Branch and IRFU president Dominic Dineen.
The 89 year old, who lived on the Mill Road in Corbally, passed away peacefully this week in Athlunkard Nursing Home.
‘Dom’, as he was known, is survived by his wife Marie and son Frank, daughter-in-law Aine, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends and will be sadly missed.
Mr Dineen, a well known developer who owned Mungret College, the Desmond Arms and the Ark Tavern in Corbally, among other properties, was responsible for wide scale house construction in Raheen and other parts of Limerick in the 1980s.
He was also “synonymous” with Bohemian RFC - now UL Bohemian - according to PRO Kieran Gibbons, who explained that Mr Dineen served the club in “many different capacities” over his lifetime.
A player and club captain from 1948-52, he retired after injury and coached the senior side from 1958-62, during which time the club won the Munster Senior Cup three times.
He was also club president during this time, serving from 1959-61.
He was president of the Munster Branch in the 1966-67 season, and eventually went on to become IRFU President in 1971-72.
Mr Gibbons said that “name will always be foremost in the history of the club”.
Mr Dineen’s son Frank, also a developer, captained Bohs in the late 70s, this being the only father-son combination to have done so in the club’s history.
“Our thoughts are with Marie, and Frank, at this sad time,” said Mr Gibbons.
Mr Dineen’s removal took place this Wednesday evening, with Requiem mass this Thursday at 11am to take place in St Munchin’s College Chapel, Corbally Road, followed by funeral afterwards to Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery (extension).
Family flowers only.