For all who knew Nick it was a shock to hear of his sudden passing. This brief tribute is by way of remembering a true County man.
Nick was born in Campile, County Wexford in December 1949, but spent his teenage years in Plymouth, where at 16 he joined the Royal Navy boy service and then the full service when he was 18. He served on HMS Ganges, in the Op’s room on HMS Argonaut and the Arc Royal before moving to HMS Llandaff in 1973 which brought him to Cardiff where he met a lady who he moved in with for a while. On leaving the navy he settled himself in a bachelor pad in Penarth and started working for Cardiff Bus, moving from driving to the workshops which enabled him to have nights shifts in line with his beloved golf.
A talented sportsman he played hockey for the Navy but on discovering golf he was hooked, line and sinker. He joined Bryn Hill and eventually Wenvoe Castle playing for the club teams in both places, as well as winning many cups and trophies.
Nick was brought into the County fold by the then Seniors Captain Duncan Samuel and seemed to have been there for ever. As fierce competitor in both foursomes and singles Nick won many a point for the County and justly kept his place in the squad and teams right to the end.
A true County man he wore his County playing kit on his last journey.
He is sadly missed but fondly remembered by team mates and opponents alike.