Gerry O’Brien RIP Gerry taught in St.James CBS from 1959 and was involved in training and coaching the football teams there for many years.
O’Brien, Gerard (Gerry) (Clontarf and Traverstown, Nenagh, Tipperary) (formerly of Ardscoil Rís, St. Vincent’s GAA Club and Turvey Golf Club) – March 2nd. 2018 (suddenly) at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Sadly missed by his loving brother Dinny, sister Tess, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
From St.Vincents G.A.A. We have just heard of the passing of former teacher Gerry O’Brien, who died this morning. Gerry was synonymous with Scoil Mhuire and Ardscoil Ris for more than forty years from the late 1960’s.
Teaching was a true vocation for Gerry, who was a deeply spiritual and humane man. He loved nothing more than talking to and about former students, thrilled by their successes. To those students he was always Gerry, never Mr. O’Brien! He retired from Ardcoil about fifteen years ago but dropped in regularly to see his friends. He is fondly remembered by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his former students and colleagues alike. He was also closely associated with St. Vincents GAA club and served as chairman of the club for a period in the mid 1990’s. Rest in Peace Gerry. Ar dheis De go raibh do Anam uasal.
All involved with the Club are deeply saddened at the passing of Gerry O’Brien, RIP. Gerry was a former Chairman and mentor with St. Vincents and, over the years, worked with so many teams both in the Club and in Ard Scoil Rís where he was equally popular with those he taught and trained. As a supporter, many of us will remember him pacing the terrace in Parnell Park, taking occasional glances at the pitch to see how his beloved St. Vincents team was doing that day, and how he would laugh out loud when the game was over and we’d won! In 1990 he mentored the then Marino Camogie Club to its first senior c’ship success and won the hearts of all involved with the team. At its 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2015 the whole panel came together to the great delight of Gerry. Of course he wasn’t allowed home that night until he had entertained us with his sparkling rendition of “Happiness”! Somehow I think that tune will be playing in peoples’ heads over the coming days. Over the years, in conversations with various people around the Club, you would discover how many good friends he had in St. Vincents and it was no wonder! He was a truly unique, special man who endeared himself to all he met. You will be so very sadly missed Gerry. Rest in peace dear friend, you deserve to.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ From The Tipperary Star Newspaper
Tributes have been paid to Nenagh man Gerard O'Brien, who has died suddenly in his adopted city of Dublin. Gerard, from Traverstown, was a former teacher in Ard Scoil Ris, Dublin, and was well known in GAA circles through his involvement with the famous St Vincent's GAA Club. He was also a keen golfer and member of Turvey Golf Club. In a tribute to him, St Vincent's posted a message on their Facebook page which said: "All involved with the club are deeply saddened at the passing of Gerry O'Brien, RIP. Gerry was a former chairman and mentor with St. Vincent's and, over the years, worked with so many teams both in the club and in Ard Scoil Rís where he was equally popular with those he taught and trained.
David Wynne passed away on Monday. 21st March 2016. R.I.P. David made many, many contributions to our website, sharing great photos and information which were invaluable in building up the archives.
David was an all rounder at sports in Jambo. He played at midfield on the victorious Herald Cup team in 1956 making a major contribution to the Jambo victory and scoring 7 points. He played for Rialto Gaels and also represented Jambo on the swimming team, winning many major competitions. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam.
Frank played on the Junior Team of '59 who won the Clanna Gael Cup in 1958. He later played for St. Brigids Soccer Club in Bow lane. Frank was a soccer referee for many years.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
CUMMINS Frank (Tallaght and formerly Mount Brown James's St.) January 24th 2015. Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of T.L.C. City West. Beloved husband of Martha and loving father of Paula, Francis, David, Luke, Ian and Rachel. Very sadly missed by his loving wife, sons and daughters, sister Mary, daughters in-law, sons in-law, his 16 adoring grandchildren, brother in-law Philip, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
William (Bill) Kinsella - Past Pupil St.James's CBS
The death of William Kinsella occured on the 24th Sept. 2012. William was a member of the St.James's CBS swimming team in the 1950's. (R.I.P.)
Williams brother, Eric Kinsella was also on the same swimming team.(see photo below)
L-R Paddy Larkin (teacher, Synge St.), Anthony Bunbury, Harry Smith,Paddy McGinley (Synge St.), Eric Kinsella, Billy Kinsella (R.I.P.), David Wynne.
(Thanks to David Wynne for this notification) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Bro.David. M.Hannigan 1933-1984
Bro. John.B.Coffey 1930-1999
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Bro.Cathal Dwane 1919-2011
Bro. Cathal Dwane who was instrumental in Jambo winning the Herald Cup in 1956 died on Tuesday 20th Sept. 2011 at the age of 92 in Co. Limerick.
A native of Kilruane, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Bro. Dwane, in addition to his involvement with the winning Herald Cup team was a founder member of Club Sna Colmcille [Swimming Club]
While at St. James's CBS he, along with Paddy Larkin of Synge Street, were the co-founders of the Swimming Club which later dominated Leinster and Irish swimming.
David Wynne recalls : "I remember he wrote on the blackboard 'Club Sna Colmcille' and then said "this is the name of your new swimming club"
He also wrote 'Rome 1960' and said "this is your target, the Olympic Games."
Club Sna Colmcille was founded in 1955 and its demise came about in the early seventies.
During this period the club won 15 out of 15 National Swimming titles in one year.
There will be many who will owe their sporting achievements to this great man.