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Dunlavin GAA mourn passing of Club President Christy Archbold

The news of Christy Archbold passing was received with sadness in Dunlavin and the surrounding district, by our club, his neighbours, and wide circle of friends. Predeceased by his son Tommy and daughter Christine. Missed by his beloved wife Pat, daughters Mary and Eileen, sons Kevin, Paddy, John, Gary and Alan, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

When the word stalwart was created, it was to used sparingly, but in Christy’s case it can be used to its full. Starting kicking a football and playing handball form a young age Christy played for his club that took part in our first minor football final in 1948 V St Patricks Wicklow town, losing out by 2-08 to 0-05. The tone was set for a long career with his club as a player, captain and club officer. He was playing in the club's first intermediate final in 1959, losing to Kilmacanogue, but was on our intermediate team the following year, 1960, beating Carnew Emmets, 1-05 to 1-02, thus bringing the club to its first experience of senior football. He was our net minder in the 1970 junior football success v Laragh, winning by 1-10 to 05, which brought the club to its 2nd experience at senior football.

Christy was honoured by his club with the position of Club President. With this position and his vast playing experience he became a sound advisor to those around him, be it at the side line or in the meeting room.

Sympathy to his family from all in Dunlavin GAA Club .

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