It is with great sadness that De La Salle Palmerston FC have to announce the death of our dear club mate and friend Phillip Vaughan, after a short illness.
Phillip was a lifelong member of Palmerston FC/ De La Salle Palmerston FC. A Past-Pupil of St Andrews College, he proudly captained the club in 1987-1988 season and was a regular on the first team for many years.
Typical of the man, when his senior career ended, he was only too willing to play on any team down the line that wanted him.
In the late eighties and early nineties, he personally organised and played for a very successful 7-a-side squad that won many prestigious tournaments including the Kinsale sevens, the Omagh Seven’s and the Heineken Sevens in Amsterdam.
Phillip was a true stalwart and ambassador of the game, making friends everywhere he went, he also played a season with Landsdowne FC on a team that qualified to a Leinster League final, but returned to his beloved Palmo the following year.
While in his 40’s he played a season with Wicklow RFC and again reached a league final. While working in Belfast he used to play on the Wednesday team in Malone, showing his love of his beloved game, making more friends, many of who became lifelong friends.
He will be very sadly missed by everyone in our club and also the wider Rugby family. The club and his family would like to thank everyone who has contacted us to offer their condolences and it is a fitting tribute to our fiend that we have been inundated with kind messages of support.
It’s true “Only the good die young”
Funeral arrangements To Be Confirmed Shortly