Sudden Loss of our great Club Gael Seamus Quinn (picture attached)
Its with deep sadness and shock we report the unexpected and premature passing of club collusus Seamus Quinn. To say we’re gutted would be an understatement. Seamie played for the club throughout times when Annaghminnon struggled to stay afloat. He was pivotal in the building of the club hall and dressing rooms in the early 90s and again when we extended the building in the mid 00’s. One such example was the laying of the maple floor in the hall, Seamie purchased it, layed it… down individually with secret nailing by hammering each individual nail with a punch all done in his spare time in the evening after a hard days work. He built walls and hung gates, whilst others talked about it he done it. Ever present at games, agms and events to lend a hand as an umpire, hang the nets, put out the flags or to purchase tickets for an event he’d be present. He held a committee position of treasurer right up to his untimely passing. Indeed the club we’re delighted to honour Seamie only last October at our presentation dance with a hall of fame award which was long overdue and earned with interest on top. Humble as ever he accepted his reward and thanked the youth of the club. Gaels like Seamie are irreplaceable and a once off in the modern GAA. We’ll soarly miss Seamies presence in Annaghminnon but his memory will live on in our Wee club where we’ll continue on his great work to our upmost ability.
Once again sincere condolense to Seamies wife Patricia, son Martin and daughters Sharon, Pauline, Orla, Bronagh, Sinead & Josephine along with the immediate Quinn family and friends.
Good bye friend, Rest in Peace, a true Rover “The Mighty Quinn”
Division 6 Results:
Rovers 2-10 O’Connells 2-15
Rovers 2-10 Wolfe Tones 1-08
Dunleer 1-05 Rover 2-11
Rovers 4-12 Seans 0-10
RIP Anthony McDonnell
We send our condolenses to the McDonnell family on the passing of Anthony. Anthony was heavily involved in the founding of the club back in the late 50’s. He was also involved with the ’64 championship team with Soccer Quigley who trained the team to its first ever silverware. A keen supporter of the club who always had an interest in its ongoings Anthony will be sorely missed.
“Ar dheis de go raibh a anam”
RIP Wee Jem Matthews
Wee Jem was one of the founding members of the club back in 1959 and was part of the successful 1964 Championship winning side. In 2009 at the clubs 50th anniversary Wee Jem received a “Hall Of Fame” award for lifetime services to the club and took huge delight from receiving the much deserved accolade. A devoted Annaghm…innon Rover and local character Wee Jem will repose at his nephew Brian’s house in Stonetown from 2pm – 7pm tomorrow and removal to Louth church for mass at 2pm on Monday where burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery. We send our condolense to the Matthews family. Another true Gael gone. Rest in Peace.
“Ar dheis de go raibh a anam”