We were sorry to learn of the passing of Old Salesian and AFA Vice-President Patrick Morrisey last week. Pat was a long-time servant of the Old Salesians and the AFA, and after he finished playing he became one of the SAL's top referees.
From the Old Salesians: "Not only was Pat a team captain, but for many years he was our Chairman and, until his death, our Life President. His leadership was visionary and inspirational.
"He was a great advocate for our amateur game and was a particularly active and influential member of LONSAR, frequently contributing thought provoking articles to the Argus.
A minute's silence was observed prior to the 100th final of the AFA Senior Cup on Saturday, played between Old Meadonians and Old Carthusians. Fittingly, Pat's wife Diane was in attendance.
The following are amongst the too many achievements to list:
The Southern Amateur League wishes to thank Pat for his efforts over the years. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
* * * UPDATE * * *
Funeral details for Pat Morrisey have been released on the AFA website: