Sadness in Limerick as former Young Munster president passes away

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Sadness in Limerick as former Young Munster president passes away

Former Young Munster president Christy Dickinson RIP

THERE is sadness in Limerick’s rugby circles after a former president of Young Munster passed away.

Christy Dickinson, who lived in Kincora Park, died on Thursday, July 5. He served as president between 1987 and 1988, and was a senior selector when the Rosbrien side won the All Ireland League in 1993, the club's top honour.

This team included internationals such as John 'Paco' Fitzgerald, his son Christy Jr said.

He also worked as a freight driver for CIE.

Christy Jr, said: "He loved the game of rugby. He played it himself, on the wing. A lifelong Young Munster man. In his younger days, he served with the US air force."

Christy said one of his father's dying wishes was to have the USA flag draped on his coffin at his funeral, which takes place this Sunday.

"He will be remembered as a family man. He loved the rugby, but his first priority would have been the family. He made sure we were never wanting, and we were always looked after."

Christy will repose this Sunday from 5.30pm, and will be laid to rest ofter Reqium Mass this Monday morning at 10am in St Saviour’s Church at Dominic Street.

Christy is deeply regretted by his wife Claire, their son Christopher and daughters Kareen, Sinead, Deborah. grandchildren, great-granddaughter, brother Tony, daughter-in-law Patricia, sons-in-law Richard Dineen and Fergal O'Hanlon, all other relatives, neighbours and friends.

Current Young Munster president Nay Cantillon said the club was saddened by the news.