Colm Allen

I was shocked to read an obituary on Colm Allen in the Sunday Indo. Colm was in the same class as me in Marian College in Ballsbridge. He was a wonderful character always and we had great debates in class with the late Terry Lyons (solicitor), Martin Burke ( Ambassador), Frank Dempsey from Kilmacud Crokes, the late Tommy Brennan national senior cross country champion, Frank Bambrick of the Local News, Fintan Gibney of Bruce College and the very clever Sean Ward. Pat mcDonagh, Bro Fintan, bro Conletgh Doolan and Peadar Barrett were very interesting teachers.

I last spoke to Colm at an FG dinner last winter. He brightened up my life and I have only fond memories of him. Thanks for being a good guy Colm.

May he rest in peace.