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Farewell Dixie – Mr Cashel Town FC loses his toughest battle

As a committee member of Cashel Town Football Club Dixie Currivan was always as busy as the proverbial bee.

He loved his club, and every member from schoolboy and schoolgirl to senior squad responded to his positive urgings.

Outside of the club that he admired and led so well, he was a quiet, friendly, softly spoken man. He was, and always will be, Mr Cashel Town Football Club.

It was fitting that just before he passed away, the final payment was made on the Cashel Town facility at Palmershill.

Dixie ensured that the club was in a good place while he was there, and in an even better place after he passed.

Known to all Tipperary football supporters simply as Dixie, the word legend doesn’t even cover it. The warmest and inviting of people, a joy to meet at any game anywhere.

Dixie was a man who really understood football and lived for it.

Away from the game he worked at O’Connor’s and Buckley’s where his meticulous approach and gentle ways helped so many.

As strong communities are forged by committed citizens who have a shared passion and a common interest, the quality of a community is often dictated by the degree of engagement and happiness individuals can draw from those community interactions.

Dixie’s passing has left a large void within the Cashel community.

He devoted his life to St Pats/Cashel Town, a loyal Norwich fan too, Dixie was also a great Tipperary hurling fan. He enjoyed travelling and there were few, if any, grounds he hadn’t visited in the country.

Dixie, beloved son of the late Patrick and Nancy and brother of the late John and Pat.

Deeply regretted by his brothers Mickey (Australia) and Joe, sisters Eileen and Noelette, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, past and present members of Cashel Town FC, neighbours and friends.

Rest in Peace Dixie.
You lived a life dedicated to others.