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Some sad news - RIP Mark, aka Sabre0001

  • 17-08-2021 2:59pm
    #1 Employee Posts: 12,367 ✭✭✭✭✭ Niamh Community Manager

    We have some sad news to tell you today. Our colleague Mark died very suddenly over the weekend. We are in shock at this news and are all devastated. Our thoughts and prayers are with his partner Una, his family, friends and loved ones at this time. 

    Mark joined us as a Community Support Executive in 2016 and quickly became my co-Community Manager. As a work colleague he was friendly, kind, attentive to details, a great listener and always, always reliable. He was enthusiastic about any new challenge and took them on with both hands. In recent times he had learned about CSS and was able to put that to good use tweaking the look of the site over the past few weeks and he was very proud of that work and the appreciation that it got from you guys. It was an area that he had discovered a passion for and had recently made plans to leave Boards and start a new career in that area. 

    Mark was a Boardsie long before he became a member of the staff here, joining in 2005. Some of you may have known him better as Sabre0001. He was a Limerick man, a big rugby fan and a dedicated Munster follower attending almost all of their games when he could. He naturally also spent a lot of time in the Rugby forum on various threads but of course, mainly on the Munster Team Talk threads. You may also have known him from his posts in Motorsports on F1, another of his passions. He spent a lot of time in some of the gaming forums in past years but less so recently. He even founded a site called years ago covering day-to-day news on competitive gaming as well as in-depth features written by himself. Mark was also an avid amateur baker which made him very popular in the office, we loved to test his baking when he was kind enough to bring some in.

    Mark will be deeply missed at by all of us who work and have worked with him. 

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

    RIP Mark. 

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,502 ✭✭✭ secman

    RIP 🙏, very sad news indeed. By all accounts yet again another good one gone far far too soon. Sincere condolences to his family and partner who must be devastated by this terrible trauma.

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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 13,406 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pc7

    Very sorry to read that, thinking of his friends and a family. RIP

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,738 ✭✭✭ Caranica

    So sorry to hear that. Sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in peace Mark. Have a pint with Axel for us x

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,959 ✭✭✭ Allinall


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,653 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1

    Really sad news and may I say a very touching tribute. RIP 😔

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭ Donkey OTae

    Very sorry to hear such awful news. Your love & care for a colleague comes across in your words. He'll always be with you

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,661 ✭✭✭✭ Timberrrrrrrr

    A sad day, condolences to his family and friends.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,521 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009

    Very sorry to hear

    Best wishes to all

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,328 ✭✭✭ HildaOgdenx

    I'm very sorry to hear that.

    Condolences to all of those who mourn him. May he rest in peace.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,828 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google

    Very sad. Condolences to his family and friends.

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,291 ✭✭✭✭ Catmaniac

    Terribly sorry to hear this news. RIP Mark and condolences to all who loved him, including Niamh, for whom it must be such a shock losing a beloved colleague.

  • Registered Users Posts: 160 ✭✭ blondie007

    Very sad news. So sorry for your loss Niamh. Condolences to you & all Marks family & friends . RIP Mark.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,296 ✭✭✭ This is it

    Awful news. Condolences to Mark's family and friends. Rest in Peace.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,281 ✭✭✭✭ banie01

    Very sad news, condolences to his family and friends.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,866 ✭✭✭ Wossack

    So sorry to read this


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭ mossie

    That's terrible. Condolences to all his family and friends.

  • Registered Users Posts: 74,996 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1

    RIP Mark

    Sorry to all Boards community and colleagues

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,636 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

    RIP, Tough tribute in sure this was to write. Condolences to his family and friends.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,535 ✭✭✭✭ ACitizenErased

    RIP very sad

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,220 ✭✭✭ DaCor

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 28,180 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ShamoBuc

    Awful news.

    Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,388 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs

    Dreadful news to hear. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,011 ✭✭✭✭ martyos121

    RIP Mark, condolences to all his family and friends. And a beautifully written tribute Niamh, well done.

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool

    R.I.P Mark, very sad to hear :(

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭ py

    Very sorry for your loss. I knew Mark from his Sabre0001 days. Always had a smile on his face. A genuinely nice guy. RIP.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,279 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard

    Very sorry for your loss


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,311 ✭✭✭ derekeire

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