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It is with great sadness and deep regret that the Club today learned of the passing of our esteemed colleague and fellow Gael Eugene Egan.

Eugene was among the most dedicated and hard-working members of the club and its management team over the years.  His devotion to the Ladies` section both at club level and County Board level is unsurpassed.  Eugene served the Dublin LGFA proudly as County Secretary for many years and held the position of Irish Cultural and Language Officer up until the time of his passing.

He is best described as one of our great unsung heroes. Throughout his time with Cuala, Eugene devoted  his time and talent to the club and without a doubt we will be a lesser organisation without him.

While many members will be aware of Eugene from his coaching role in the Ladies` Section,  not so many will know of his contribution to the day-to-day running of the club and his input to the various special projects he was involved in.  He has always added hugely to whatever issue was being addressed and indeed his professional attitude and understanding of complex problems was invaluable.

We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to his wife, Elizabeth and family, David, Sarah, Ruth and Gregory on behalf of the Coiste and entire club membership

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam

Declan Murray, Chairman

Ann Marie Kennedy, Ladies Chairperson

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  1. Gabrielle Ruane says:

    Templeogue Synge Street GAA wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Egan family, Cuala Club, and all his friends. His commitment to Dublin Ladies Football was absolutely immense. Eugene was at all times a sincere and unflappable gentleman.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  2. Marie Crotty says:

    Deepest sympathy to Eugene’s family from Round Towers Ladies football Clondalkin.

  3. Kevin Hoy says:

    Thank you Eugene for all you did and the way you did it. Everyone misses you and we are particularly sad for Elizabeth and your children. No doubt there is some rule controversy that you have resolved already in the All Stars game up above. We will try to honour your memory by taking your approach of fairness, empathy and respect in our dealings with each other. Do please have a quiet word in our ear when we fall short.

    Kevin Hoy
    Clontarf GAA

  4. Susan Naughton says:

    Sincere sympathy to Elizabeth and all of Eugene’s family on his sad and untimely death. It was both a pleasure and privilege to have known Eugene through Ladies Football. His objectivity, fairness and attention to detail were an inspiration. Ní beidh a leithéid ann arís

  5. Mary O'Connor says:

    Eugene was a true friend to all he knew, and generous always. Everybody whose life he touched will miss him.

  6. Paul Flanagan says:

    To Eugene’s family and Cuala GAA Club.
    From myself and St. James Gaels GAA Club.
    We offer our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Eugene. He was a wonderful mentor and will be sadly missed by the GAA community. I will think of him on Saturday and again when I referee the Cuala Ladies teams in the future. A true gentleman. Paul Flanagan (Referee).

  7. Noelle Comyn says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Egan family,Cuala Club,and close friends.Eugene was a gentleman and Sports man. My abiding memory is of somebody who was thoughtful enough to allow his own Cuala players concede a goal against a struggling European Ladies team comprising of non nationals in a seven a side competition which they found themselves totally out of their depth. Eugene knew it would mean a lot to to those girls. That’s a true sports person. Thank you and I’m sure you are resting in a special place reserved for special people.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
    Noelle Ni Choimín.

  8. Rob Hartnett says:

    “You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember her only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
    Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

    Eugene only ever had a kind and encouraging word. His commitment to our club, our games, our culture and those whose interest in those same things is entrusted to us now as coaches and mentors, was never less than absolute.

    The greatest thing you can do in life is enough good that people will remember you long after you have gone. Thank you Eugene for the generous way you lived your life.

  9. Leanne Doyle says:

    Words cannot describe the loss of such a lovely man. It was a privilege to get to spend time with Eugene each week as he umpired games for the ladies team. He showed so much dedication to our ladies team and ladies football for the county. Eugene had so much amazing information to share and he did so with such passion. He was such a proud football dad not only to Sarah and Ruth but to a team of girls that have grown up into ladies under his watchful eye. I am honoured to have known him. Deepest sympathy to Elizabeth, David, Sarah, Ruth, Greg and his extended family. May he rest in peace.

  10. Michael Walsh says:

    Eugene was one of the nicest guys it’s been my fortune to meet since joining Cuala. As others have said, he was always very happy to share his knowledge and advice with newer members. Elizabeth and family will be in our thoughts and prayers over the coming days.

  11. John Holden says:

    I’m very saddened by the untimely passing of Eugene. He came to Kildare with Elizabeth (my cousin) in September 2012 to attend a party I was having. He was a pure gentleman at all times and will be sadly missed by all.
    My deepest sympathy to Elizabeth, Daithi, Sarah, Ruth and Gregory.
    John Holden
    Chairman Sarsfields GAA Club,
    Co. Kildare.

  12. Michael Goodwin says:

    I’m greatly saddened by the passing of Eugene and echo what has already been said of his important contribution behind the scenes. Cuala benefited hugely from his experience and wise counsel. He was always happy to share his extensive knowledge with those of us who were still learning the ropes – and in a cheerful and patient manner, typical of the gentleman that he was.
    My deepest sympathy to Elizabeth and family.
    May he rest in peace

  13. Maria O'Sullivan says:

    Such sad news. Eugene was one of life’s gentlemen. Sincere condolences to Elizabeth and all the family.
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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