Celtic Lose a True Gent – Sean Fallon RIP

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A TRUE CELTIC MAN
We have all been saddened by the passing of a true Gentleman and Celtic legend Sean Fallon.
I cut my teeth as a Celtic fan when Sean was Jock Steins right hand man I also remember the year he took over the team after Jock’s car crash.
For all my life supporting Celtic Sean Fallon was ever present and synonymous with Celtic. Over a decade ago when I worked as a Plumber/heating Engineer I had the pleasure of doing some work in Sean’s home. I can’t even remember what I was there for but I will forever cherish him making me a coffee and having the courtesy to listen to me bang on about Celtic and my family’s connection through supporters clubs and it turned out he knew my Uncle Eddie for a period of years.
As will be said in many an obituary he was a Gentleman who loved and felt blessed with his involvement and contribution to our club.
On behalf of The Celtic Network I would like to send our sincere sympathies to his friends and family.
May his Soul rest in peace.
Here is a great bio about Sean http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/Fallon,+Sean

Comments

  1. He was one heck of a footballer. A loyal Celtic man and a true gentleman. We’ve just closed the book on that great postwar era of a Celtic Football Club struggling to become the best just in Scotland. Sean Fallon helped us achieve that and was integral to us becoming a great football force in Europe. Bless him. Bless ’em all. RIP Sean

  2. He was one heck of a footballer. A loyal Celtic man and a true gentleman. We’ve just closed the book on that great postwar era of a Celtic Football Club struggling to become the best just in Scotland. Sean Fallon helped us achieve that and was integral to us becoming a great football force in Europe. Bless him. Bless ’em all. RIP Sean

  3. One of our own had left us. We hurt, we feel, we show emotion.
    But we remain one, and we never forget.
    One of the best Sean. R.I.P
    Never Forgotten
    Blogger

  4. One of our own had left us. We hurt, we feel, we show emotion.
    But we remain one, and we never forget.
    One of the best Sean. R.I.P
    Never Forgotten
    Blogger

  5. JasCam
    I feel somewhat embarrassed to have a blog posted on such a sad day as this. But it will not stop me from paying my personal tribute to a man who has ever epitomised for me at any rate, everything Celtic. The Celtic family has yet again suffered the loss of a true Celtic great and one who really knew the meaning of family. Sean Fallon had everything you could want in a footballer, no shortage of talent, commitment in abundance and a loyalty to the club that was probably unequalled. While you, Desi, may have cut teeth on his assistant manager years, I had the great pleasure of cutting mine as he cut through the opposition. Not exactly glory days but paradoxically very memorable with some very historical moments to boot. Sean was part of a group of players who would have probably given their lives for the cause and a number did sacrifice their limbs in those days without fear nor favour. Sean probably gave more than most as exemplified by his last twenty minutes performance strapped in a sling because he had broken his collar bone. Nor did he show any semblance of fear when making bone-crunching tackles. Anything went to beat the opposition.
    What a contrast to the soft spoken, gentle faced Irishman that was seen in public or in the media. His kindness and humility is confirmed by the dozens of anecdotes from people who were fortunate to know or meet him. I never did, but I do know he saved the life of the son of a colleague of mine who was left for dead in the aftermath of the Ibrox Disaster in 1971. The stories that are kept hidden in the heart can often say the most.
    Sean will not be missed in the sense that he will not seen around. He had not been much for a few years anyway. But there are some men who have a constant presence even when not there. Along with Stein, Johnstone, Murdoch, Burns and Kelly among many others, the spirit of Fallon will always be around somewhere. But now he is with his dear friends and the many other greats, enjoying the rewards of a lifetime of service and care, of loyalty and devotion and of kindness and humanity. For those who are not so sure what a true Celt really is, take a good long look at Sean Fallon.
    R.I.P., Sean. My prayers and thoughts are with your wife and family. May their sorrow be tempered by their pride in an extraordinary football talent and an exceptionally good man.
    H H

  6. JasCam
    I feel somewhat embarrassed to have a blog posted on such a sad day as this. But it will not stop me from paying my personal tribute to a man who has ever epitomised for me at any rate, everything Celtic. The Celtic family has yet again suffered the loss of a true Celtic great and one who really knew the meaning of family. Sean Fallon had everything you could want in a footballer, no shortage of talent, commitment in abundance and a loyalty to the club that was probably unequalled. While you, Desi, may have cut teeth on his assistant manager years, I had the great pleasure of cutting mine as he cut through the opposition. Not exactly glory days but paradoxically very memorable with some very historical moments to boot. Sean was part of a group of players who would have probably given their lives for the cause and a number did sacrifice their limbs in those days without fear nor favour. Sean probably gave more than most as exemplified by his last twenty minutes performance strapped in a sling because he had broken his collar bone. Nor did he show any semblance of fear when making bone-crunching tackles. Anything went to beat the opposition.
    What a contrast to the soft spoken, gentle faced Irishman that was seen in public or in the media. His kindness and humility is confirmed by the dozens of anecdotes from people who were fortunate to know or meet him. I never did, but I do know he saved the life of the son of a colleague of mine who was left for dead in the aftermath of the Ibrox Disaster in 1971. The stories that are kept hidden in the heart can often say the most.
    Sean will not be missed in the sense that he will not seen around. He had not been much for a few years anyway. But there are some men who have a constant presence even when not there. Along with Stein, Johnstone, Murdoch, Burns and Kelly among many others, the spirit of Fallon will always be around somewhere. But now he is with his dear friends and the many other greats, enjoying the rewards of a lifetime of service and care, of loyalty and devotion and of kindness and humanity. For those who are not so sure what a true Celt really is, take a good long look at Sean Fallon.
    R.I.P., Sean. My prayers and thoughts are with your wife and family. May their sorrow be tempered by their pride in an extraordinary football talent and an exceptionally good man.
    H H

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