Tributes paid to the late Dudley Herbert of Crescent College

Colm Kinsella


Colm Kinsella

Tributes paid to the late Dudley Herbert of Crescent College

Don Reddan and the late Dudley Herbert look at schools' cup photos in Crescent

WARM tributes were paid at Musgrave Park yesterday, Sunday, to Crescent College Comprehensive's multiple Schools Senior Cup winning coach Dudley Herbert who passed away on Saturday after an illness.

Dudley Herbert, of Newtown, Castletroy, also served as Secretary of the Munster Schools Commitee in recent years.

A minute's silence was observed before kick-off by the two competing teams and supporters at Sunday's Munster Schools Senior Cup final, while the Crescent College players also wore black armbands on their jerseys.

The late Dudley Herbert also played hooker with Old Crescent RFC.

Crescent College Comprehensive Senior Cup team head coach, Eugene McGovern said: “I would have had Dudley as a coach and I would have worked with him in a managerial role.

“He put so much into rugby at Old Crescent, Crescent College level, Munster level, he gave a lot to the game. It was great to see the tributes to him today with the minute's silence and the players wearing the black armbands. He will be missed.”

Munster Schools Chairman Tony Smith said: “I knew Dudley for more than 30 years. He was always a very good friend. He was so enthusiastic about schools rugby.”

Dudley Herbert is survived by wife Jackie (Kennedy) and sons. Deeply regretted by his brother Justin, sisters Niki (Jersey, CI) and Thea (St Alban’s), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, colleagues and his many friends.

Reposing at his home in Newtown, Castletroy on today, Monday, from 5pm to 8pm. Remains will arrive at Mary Magdalene Church, Monaleen, on tomorrow Tuesday for 11am Mass. Cremation afterwards in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 3pm.