We are saddened to advise of the passing of our Chairman and great friend, Brian Cummins, on May 23rd  2024.

Brian was one of life’s true gentleman and Castleknock Celtic have been privileged to have had him in our lives for close on 30 years during which he served the Club with distinction as a Player, Captain, Manager, Committee Member and ultimately the pinnacle as Chairman, a role he filled with such distinction.

For those lucky enough to have met Brian, they would have always been taken by his kindness, charm and wit. His opening line was always to ask how you and your family were. And of course we will all miss the banter on those cold mornings in Porterstown Park where Brian held court with his one man stand-up comic routine.

The word NO was not in Brian’s vocabulary and it was this “can do” attitude that allowed him to achieve so much on behalf of Castleknock Celtic. When someone saw a problem, Brian saw THE SOLUTION and would charm everyone around to his way of thinking to get the job done.

His last act as Chairman was to commission a trophy cabinet for the Club. Now every time a team wins a trophy the memory of Brian will be to the forefront.

Away from the Club, Brian was the ultimate family man and our thoughts, condolences and prayers go out to Brian’s wife, Bernice and his children, Michelle and David, along with all the Cummins family on their loss. Brian regularly professed that his greatest achievement in life, and there were many, was his family, and family was at the heart of everything he did for Castleknock Celtic, no better evidenced by his constant drive for inclusion reflected particularly in recent years by the growth of our Girls and Football for All sections.

Brian’s passing represents a loss not just to his family, friends and the Club but a loss to the Dublin 15 community where he gave so much. They say “success is measured in friendships”, in which case Brian was the most successful person in D15.

As a Club we are forever in Brian’s debt. He inspired a generation with the values he gave us and that is his legacy. Castleknock Celtic can never thank him enough.

And so Brian, we say farewell not just to our Chairman, but to our dear friend. We will miss you but you will be forever in our hearts and as that famous anthem says “You’ll Never Walk Alone” .

Rest well dear friend.

From all at Castleknock Celtic FC