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Brian ‘Munroe’ Faloon RIP

Sunday 21.03.2021
Team Talk Mag
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The sad news of the passing of Donaghmore’s Brian Faloon was announced early on Sunday morning and it would be fair to say another true legend of Tyrone GAA has passed to his eternal reward. The big Donaghmore man had been ill for only a short while and news of his death came as quite a shock to the many people who knew him throughout the county and further afield.

Brian was a long standing member of Donaghmore St Patrick’s club and a huge figure within the village of Donaghmore. He was usually one of the first men to greet you when you had occasion to visit the splendid facilities at Fr Eamon Devlin Park. He served as club chairman on numerous occasions, acted as committee member for many years and fulfilled the role of senior team manager during some of the senior team’s most successful spells especially the 1988 Intermediate Championship victory. Most proudly he was club chairman during the club’s centenary celebrations in 2003. 

No role was beneath Brian and as a loyal club member he supported all the club teams across all ranges and ages and took great pride in particular at the success of youth teams and the development of young players. Since its inception in the early nineties he was the club’s lotto co-ordinator and he not only helped make it a huge success but also the blueprint for many other clubs to follow.

The GAA was central to Brian’s life. He was a fervent supporter of both club and county teams and he could be seen and heard at venues the length and breadth of the country. He enjoyed debating and reminiscing about players and teams past and present and many’s an evening was spent discussing the merits, strengths and weaknesses of various club and county players.

Scor and drama featured prominently in Brian’s life and as club Scor co-ordinator he followed numerous acts representing the club all over the country in their quest for titles. County, provincial and national successes were gained as the club’s reputation at Scor grew. The titles won brought immense pride to Brian and the enjoyment and delight it brought to the community pleased him even more.

No club exists without a dedicated set of volunteers and Brian exemplified fully the role of the volunteer. He played a key role in the club’s main fund raising activities such as Racedays, Strictly Come Dancing etc. He took a keen interest in all areas of community life and was central to many of the community initiatives and improvements that took place in and around the village. The Bardic Theatre afforded him the opportunity to display his stagecraft and his role as Bull Mc Cabe in JB Keane’s “The Field” will go down in folklore.

He was a proud Donaghmore and Tyrone man and a real legend within the club and local community. Characters like Brian Faloon only come along once in a lifetime and his memory will bring many smiles and raise many glasses long after his passing. Rest in peace Brian. 

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