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The Late Nevile Furlong

  • 26-09-2017 8:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3 celticfir


    So sorry to hear of the passing of Neville Furlong ...had the great pleasure of serving with him on a overseas Mission to Lebanon, during which we formed a battalion Rugby team and toured Cyprus .....indecently we beat three of Her Majesty's Finest ..Lt Col Bill Eager was our Commanding officer. Later met him in Kosovo...great times So sad a fine Officer Like Neville was taken so young May God Rest His Soul.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ benwed


    I echo ur sentiments about Neville furlong celticfir.i too served with him in Lebanon in 1993.as fit a man as I ever played sport with and a non drinker too boot.at 49 gone way too soon.i myself turned 49 yesterday,it makes u think,may he rest in peace


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,082 ✭✭✭ ionadnapokot


    Liam Toland
    For many, Neville’s caps, heavily bandaged broken ankle and try against John Kirwan, one of the greatest wingers of all time, define him, but for me it’s his time in the 3rd’s dressing room in his beloved Garryowen with team-mates Mikey “the Bake” Carmody, Dave “Gaggsy” Geoghan, Andy “Burger” Nevin, Johnny “Beds” Lane and team captain Brian “Dobbo” Dobson that tell the true story; they would do anything for the relentless Neville – even travel to New Brunswick RFC; anyone would. Because his greatest trait was spotting the weak guy where others would glance on by.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/liam-toland-in-appreciation-of-the-pioneer-neville-furlong-1.3237552?mode=amp


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