This week the Club said goodbye to a very good friend when Club officials, players past & present and supporters attended the funeral of Frank Melia, along with many more people from Trim and further a field.
Frank Melia was for many years a loyal supporter of our Club and served in various positions within the Club on and off the Committee. He was to be seen constantly at Tully Park for many seasons as one of our grounds men and his face was seen on many a sideline near and far supporting the green and white hoops of Trim Celtic.
Frank’s contribution will not be well known to many of our younger members or indeed their parents or people new to this area but the presence of so many former Celtic players last Sunday at the graveside in Trim was testament to Frank’s loyalty and his contribution to our Club for so many years. Let the present generation of Celts know that we have said goodbye to a dear friend. In the early days when we needed good men Frank was one of those who stepped forward and paved the way for the hundreds of youngsters from this area who have lined out for the Club down the years.
To his widow Nellie, his sons Francie and Mark, his daughter Alice and grandchild Meg and to the rest of his family we send our sincerest condolences.
Although he was not involved in the Club in recent years we will miss him dearly.
As a mark of respect the Club cancelled most of last weekend’s games and a minutes silence was observed before those games that could not be postponed. The Club’s Schoolboy Presentation scheduled for last Saturday was also cancelled and has been rescheduled for Saturday 27th November.
A minutes silence will also be observed before this weekend’s game between trim Celtic and Trim Town as the soccer community of Trim pays its respects.