Peter as a selector on our County under 16 1993 football champions winning team. First on left back row.
His many friends in the Dungarvan club and indeed in all the clubs in the locality were saddened to hear of the death of Peter Ferncombe, Caseyville on Easter Saturday.
Peter was the father of a family that has served the Dungarvan club for over 40 years and his sons Michael, Pepe, Paddy, Morrie and John Joe helped in a big way to bring underage and senior honours to the Blues in both hurling and football.
The club extends its sympathy to Peter’s wife, Mary and daughters Jackie and Shelley and all of this great gaels relations who mourn the loss of a great family man this week.
Peter always encouraged his children on the playing fields and he used often say that all he wanted was the club to do well. As a clubman, he gave exceptional service to us since he joined in 1978 as a worker, fundraiser, committee member, selector and supporter, the full range of a true cluman which Peter Ferncombe certainly was in the Dungarvan club.
On the field of play, Peter was the first Ferncombe before his children to win a County senior football medal when he lined out in defence on the Brickeys championship winning team of 1963. In the 1970’s Peter gave much time in developing underage in the Eire Og club and then with us he gave every spare minute of his sporting life to helping the team’s progress.
There was no prouder man in the town when our seniors won the three in a row County senior football titles from 1990 to 1993 with his sons playing such a key role in achieving those successes.
Though not in the best of health for the past two years, Peter always wanted to know how the club was doing and the result of every match we were playing. These are the true signs of a real clubman and that is one thing Peter Ferncombe certainly was.
Another of our great stalwarts has sadly gone from us now but Peter like those gone before him, will always be remembered with great fondness and thankfulness by his friends in the club for his involvement during his life.
Peter’s funeral takes place on Tuesday evening and his burial mass will be said in the Parish chapel on Wednesday morning April 24th at 11am. R.I.P.