The Old Crescent RFC rugby community is deeply saddened at the passing of Don Reddan, a former Captain, President and Trustee of the Club. Don was Captain of Old Crescent RFC for two seasons,1965-66 and 1966-67, and was President of the Club in the 1996-97 season. He also played interprovincial rugby with Connacht and with Munster.
The Reddan family are an integral part of Old Crescent folklore. In addition to Don’s involvement, his late brother Brian was Captain of the Club in 1971-72, All of his sons played with Old Crescent. His son Diarmuid was Club Captain in 1995-96. His sons, Alan and Eoin, also went on to have illustrious careers at interprovincial and international level. His late brother Michael was also a highly regarded rugby referee and administrator.
Don Reddan played his schools rugby with Crescent College SJ and he devoted his considerable energies to the successful development of rugby in Crescent College Comprehensive SJ.
Speaking on behalf of Old Crescent RFC, Paul Donnellan, Club President, said “Don Reddan was a revered member of our Club and he contributed enormously as a player, coach and administrator, to the success of our Club over the years. He will be sadly missed by all in Old Crescent RFC. We extend our deepest sympathies to his sons, and to his brother and sister, Pat and Joan, and the wider Reddan family”.