George Vincent Byrne
We are sad to announce the recent death of George Vincent Byrne. Neale Webb, John Findlater, and Cedric Christie, have shared their memories of George with his family,
Neale has said that George was a long standing and popular member of TRR. He was a member of the team of 1952/53 that won the Irish Senior Cup – see attached – and Club Captain in 1971/72. He was also the organiser of the tour every year at Easter to the Folkestone Hockey Festival by the Buccaneers – a touring team made up of members of TRR and Trinity 1st XI’s – right up to the 1990’s. Most notably he was a most amusing after dinner speaker at the former Annual Men’s Dinner for many years plus playing the club songs on the piano.
John mentioned that “When I last met George he gave me two team photographs. The 1st team of TRR 1952/3 which did clean sweep of winning Irish Senior Cup, Leinster league and Mills Cup. The second photo was of TRR 2nds captained by George which won Railway Cup, Watt Cup, The Middle league and the Johnson Cup.”