Saturday 3 December 2016

'He was a friend to me' - George Hook leads tributes to late former London Irish chairman David Fitzgerald

Published 22/02/2016 | 10:18

David Fitzgerald passed away over the weekend and (right) George Hook
David Fitzgerald passed away over the weekend and (right) George Hook

George Hook was one of many people to take to social media and pay tribute to former London Irish chairman David Fitzgerald who died on Saturday.

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Fitzgerald, 55, had been battling cancer but, until quite recently, had remained as the Exiles chairman.

Fitzgerald, who also played for London Irish during the professional era, had a pivotal role in the club’s change of ownership and location and was a beloved character there.

In a statement issued by Premiership Rugby, chairman Quentin Smith wrote:  "We have lost a true friend - devoted to London Irish, Ireland and rugby in all its aspects."

Irish Independent columnist George Hook described Fitzgerald as a “friend to me.”









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