St Dominics GAA have expressed feelings of deep sadness and sorrow following the passing of prominent club member, Eddie Fallon.
Two of the most commonly used nouns in rural community settings similar to Rahara in South Roscommon are ‘family’ and ‘farm’. Eddie was a proud family man and a highly skilled farmer. Farmers by their very nature are good leaders and their work is often described as ‘a labour of love’ – a love of the land supplemented with copious amounts of courage and determination. It was these skills that Eddie transferred seamlessly and shared so generously, with his beloved GAA Club, St Dominics.
While Eddie was a keen footballer in his younger days, the mantle of leadership and administration also rested well on his shoulders. Eddie held many officer roles down through the years including Chairperson of the Parks Committee, Vice-Chairperson and Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Delegate to Roscommon County Board and Chairperson of the Senior Football Committee which he performed so dutifully up to very recent times. Eddie played a pivotal role in the formation of the Ladies Football Committee in early 2002 and thoroughly enjoyed helping to organise the annual St Dominic’s Dinner Dance.
Gaelic football was Eddie’s main passion and one of his proudest moments was when his two sons, Patrick and Conor, and his nephew, Daire, lined out for the club in the Intermediate Football Final last October in Dr Hyde Park. Although the result didn’t fall in St. Dominic’s favour, Eddie certainly treasured the experience.
The club extends its sympathies to his mother Betty, wife Sheila, daughters Aileen, Fiona and Orla, sons, Patrick and Conor, son-in-law Mark, grandson Liam, sisters Margaret and Breda, mother-in-law Brigid and the extended Fallon family.
Ar dhéis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.