St Pat’s  mourn ‘club legend’ Christy McAllister

by Rose Barrett
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Rose Barrett

The Club Executive of St Patrick’s GAA along with community leaders and local representatives extended deepest condolences to the family of the late Christy McAllister.

Late of Donabate, the deceased was described as a “club legend, stalwart and servant over so many years in so many different roles” with St Pat’s.

The club issued a tender tribute stating: “Christy was the embodiment of what St Patricks GAA Club is all about. Kindness of spirit, generous to a fault, unfailing in his voluntary ethos and his prevailing sense of goodness has always been and always will be a shining example to all of us and will endure long into the future.”

During his lifetime, the late Christy served as club chair, secretary, treasurer, coach, fundraiser and club historian.

“In his latter years, he drove the grounds development to help build and maintain the facilities we now proudly call our magnificent home. We know all his colleagues and close friends across the club, but particularly on the Grounds Committee, are heartbroken.”

The club praised the deceased for his “relentless determination” and “enduring spirit” on behalf of St Pat’s.

“Christy had a vision. It was a simple one but a genius one.
Build a welcoming club, with state-of-the-art facilities that catered for all genders, all codes and one that even those of us coming in could feel proud to be a part of in the parish and community of Donabate and Portrane.

“There was nothing he wasn’t prepared to do in service of the club. Our duty now, as members, coaches, and players, is to carry on that vision with the same kind of spirit and endeavour that Christy exemplified,” noted the Club Executive.

Cllr Adrian Henchy (FF) joined St Pat’s in expressing deepest sympathies to Christy’s wife Joan, sons Felim (Philip) and Pat and the extended McAllister family including his beloved grandchildren. 

“He was a proud Dubliner, a proud St Pat’s man and a proud family man – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis,” concluded St Pat’s GAA.

The late Christy was laid to rest at Donabate Cemetery last Thursday.

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