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By Maurice Garvey

TRIBUTES have been paid this week to Tommy Johnston, the last man standing of the original ‘fab four’ who started the fabled Crumlin United Football Club.

Crumlin resident Mr Johnston (93), was instrumental is establishing what would be one of the most successful amateur football clubs in the country in 1967, alongside Jimmy Deering, Tommy Paisley and Noel Ryan, all of whom have now sadly passed away.

Tommy Johnston RIP

Crumlin United FC released a statement: “It’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Mr Tommy Johnston. A true Crumlin United man and one of the rocks on which the club was built.

“Always a real gentleman with a welcoming smile and heart-warming greeting for everybody. Tommy’s legacy to Crumlin is evident in the thousands of people who have benefitted from his tireless work and enthusiasm. We offer our condolences to his family. Many thanks from all at Crumlin United. Back with your amigos. Rest in peace Tommy.”

Crumlin United Manager Martin Loughran said Tommy was a modest man but fiercely passionate about the wellbeing of the club throughout his life.

“Tommy always stayed in the background but he done a lot of work over the years,” said Mr Loughran.

“Even up to two/three years ago, he would be passing by my house on his way to mass and stop by to ask me how the teams were doing, how many players we have now, and things like that.

“He was involved in coaching, and was our first treasurer. When we presented him with a lifetime membership award, he gave me the club’s first treasury book. Tommy was well known around the area. His sons Davy and Derek played for the club as did his grandson Mark.”

Tommy Johnston’s funeral mass takes place at St Agnes Church on Thursday, January 18 at 11.30am.

A message on RIP.ie read: “Tommy Johnston, Crumlin and formerly of ESB, Ballyfermot and a founder member of Crumlin United, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the tender care of the staff of Hollybrook, Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Margaret and loving dad of Thomas, Marie, Liam, Sheila, Davy, Susan and Derek. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children, extended family, his 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sister Annie, and friends.”
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By Maurice Garvey

TRIBUTES have been paid this week to Tommy Johnston, the last man standing of the original ‘fab four’ who started the fabled Crumlin United Football Club.

Crumlin resident Mr Johnston (93), was instrumental is establishing what would be one of the most successful amateur football clubs in the country in 1967, alongside Jimmy Deering, Tommy Paisley and Noel Ryan, all of whom have now sadly passed away.

Tommy Johnston RIP

Crumlin United FC released a statement: “It’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Mr Tommy Johnston. A true Crumlin United man and one of the rocks on which the club was built.

“Always a real gentleman with a welcoming smile and heart-warming greeting for everybody. Tommy’s legacy to Crumlin is evident in the thousands of people who have benefitted from his tireless work and enthusiasm. We offer our condolences to his family. Many thanks from all at Crumlin United. Back with your amigos. Rest in peace Tommy.”

Crumlin United Manager Martin Loughran said Tommy was a modest man but fiercely passionate about the wellbeing of the club throughout his life.

“Tommy always stayed in the background but he done a lot of work over the years,” said Mr Loughran.

“Even up to two/three years ago, he would be passing by my house on his way to mass and stop by to ask me how the teams were doing, how many players we have now, and things like that.

“He was involved in coaching, and was our first treasurer. When we presented him with a lifetime membership award, he gave me the club’s first treasury book. Tommy was well known around the area. His sons Davy and Derek played for the club as did his grandson Mark.”

Tommy Johnston’s funeral mass takes place at St Agnes Church on Thursday, January 18 at 11.30am.

A message on RIP.ie read: “Tommy Johnston, Crumlin and formerly of ESB, Ballyfermot and a founder member of Crumlin United, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the tender care of the staff of Hollybrook, Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Margaret and loving dad of Thomas, Marie, Liam, Sheila, Davy, Susan and Derek. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children, extended family, his 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sister Annie, and friends.”
Thanks for the update Joan
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