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Condolence Book for Alan Power

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Alan Power, whose passing has saddened all those who knew him, and who professed to be his friend.

Please, fill out this page with your condolences, remembering Alan and his all-too-brief imprint on our lives.


mccannom 2008-07-22 05:23:59

Condolences from everyone in the SHGAA. A huge loss to Asian Gaelic Football and the greater Irish-Asian community. Our thoughts are with Alan's family and friends.

Noelie 2008-07-22 05:53:34

I'd be codding the pair of us if i said marking you was always a pleasure...this news has come as a complete shock has left me somewhat numbed. Alan, you
will be remembered with much fondness by your extended Asian family- my deepest sympathies lie with your immediate family and close friends.

Caoimhin 2008-07-23 07:37:43

The deepest condolonces from all here in Seoul. Asian football has lost a great man.

I will never forget the kindness, mixed with slaggin of course, that you showed me and your dry humour lit up every occasion at which we met.
Sincerest sympathies to your family and close friends.

Kevin Tobin
Seoul Gaels GFC

fhasek 2008-07-22 06:50:05

With deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lions and Alan's family.

patg 2008-07-22 09:58:31

Condolences from Kuala Lumpur, we have lost a great athlete on the field and a true gentleman off the field. He will be remembered by all for both his
competiveness during games & his friendliness after the games. My deepest sympathies lie with your family and close friends.

chaomley 2008-07-22 15:14:21

My memory of you Alan is at the mixed sgl blitz, running in from right wing, expecting a 1 - 2 from me, it goes wide & sufficit to say you had your few
words!!!! On top of that, you threw a great party!!!! & Ger Barry takes the claim that he coached you when you won your Player of the games last
Chloe & Amys memory "Mam, he was always going to push us into the pool" & your kicking around the football every Sunday with them at training.
You were one of a kind, a great sportsperson & a truly great friend, whom is going to be sorely missed. You had time for everyone & vica versa.
We will miss you dearly & extend our deepest condolescences to your Mam, Dad, brother & sisters & dear Tessa.

gaathailand 2008-07-22 16:48:05

On behalf of Thailand GAA heartfelt sympathies to your family, friends and loved

For myself, Alan, it was great to meet up again in Shanghai 06 after a few years where we'd lost touch. It was the main highlight of what was my first
asian games. Was good to see you hadn't changed and brought back a lot of memories of our days and nights as young graddies in FW Reading and our
"glory" days with Reading Irish FC. We were on the same team but always trying to outperform each other !! You hadn't lost that competitive spirit when I saw you at the recent GAA tournaments. Was very impressed by the MVP in Singapore last year. Not bad for a 36yr old and you got one up on me there. Glad you made it over to Thailand this year. And you outshone me again, although I was claiming injury ! I remember our last chat outside the Dubliner pub in Bangkok. I was knackered, you wanted to go clubbing despite having played about

paraic 2008-07-23 05:22:55


Ni bheidh do leithide aris ann a chara.Bhi spioraid na Leoin agat ar an
phairc agus roimh gach cluiche. You deserved the top players honour in 2007 and
your spirit will live on in the hearts of all players and clubs in Asia.

goodday to Bill for us all up there


beijingmikes - Condolences  2008-07-23 05:36:45

My heartfelt sympathies for Alan's family and friends in Singapore.

I am stunned.I knew Alan throughout the years from the GAA and remember some great times at the Games, the All stars in Dubai as well as many a visit to Singapore. He was a true gent and will be sorely missed.

Michael Shannon, Beijing.

Fla007 - My deepest sympathy to Alan's family 2008-07-23

This news came as a huge shock to myself and anyone that has had the pleasure to meet Alan. I played with Alan in Dubai and against him in Singapore last year and had some great times. He was a great character and gentleman. Peace be with you Alan.

Colm O'Flaherty, Beijing

joeperrott - Condolences 2008-07-23 06:31:35

Condolences from everyone in the Shenzhen Celts Gaelic football club. Our thoughts are with Alan's family and friends.

aoifeoloughlin 2008-07-23 06:49:30

On behalf of the members of Beijing GAA club I wish to express our sincerest sympathy to Alan's family, friends and clubmates. Alan's loss will be felt
throughout the gaelic community in Asia. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Beijing GAA

duggane 2008-07-23 07:48:36

Alan you were a great player that always gave 100%. Lining up against you taught me and the rest of the Kuala Lumpur lads so much. It was always tough but it also always a pleasure. This is such a tragedy. Deepest condolences to your family and Tessa.
Orang Éire
Malaysia GAA

Colin 2008-07-23 08:44:41

Deepest condolences to your family, Tessa and your club mates Alan. You were a fine player and will be missed by the gaels of Asia.
May you rest in peace.

Colin Dixon
Beijing GAA

pryan 2008-07-24 07:59:53

A Chairde,

I have just come in from Muddy's where we gathered in celebration of Alan's life. Friends from the hash, the Aussie Rules team, various soccer teams
& of course the Lions came together to share our memories of Alan with Billy, Mary, Graham & Christine.

He packed more into his few years than most....as the wonderful collage of photos shown this evening reminded us.

He will be fondly remembered by the Lions, the Asian GAA Club members & all his friends as a true Asian Gael.

Please spare a moment to remember him & his family at this time of an unimaginable loss.

I measc laochra Gael na hàise go raibh a anam dílis. Alan Power, MVP 2007.

Orang Eire 2008-07-24 06:59:06

From the Orang Eire GAA Club in Kuala Lumpur :

Our deepest condolences to the
Power Family and to Tessa. Alan's passing has been a huge shock to us all.

Alan you will always be remembered by us as the quiet man with the biggest engine in Asian GAA who would rightly put us in our places when we met in a game. You taught us an enormous amount both on and off the field and you will be sorely missed by each and every one of us.

Keep up the training up there because we will be aiming for a rematch when we next meet!

Orang Eire, KL,

Barry Cahill - Deepest condolences from the Taiwan Celts 2008-07-24 08:38:06

Absolute tragedy, please accept the deepest condolences from all of the Taiwan Celts.

Our thoughts are with you.

gerrykilkenny - Condolences 2008-07-24 11:07:01

It was an honour to play on the same pitch as you Alan. Asian GAA has lost one of its true greats.

Deepest condolences to your family, Tessa and friends.

God bless your soul, and may you rest in peace.

Ruairi Hatchell - Condolences from Japan 2008-07-25 02:40:45

From all in Japan GAA our condolences go to Alan's family, girlfriend and circle of friends. Like those Gaels that have gone before him Alan will be remembered in the thoughts and prayers of all in the Asian GAA Community and beyond for
many years to come.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilís - Alan Power, RIP

ahearneteresa 2008-07-26 12:22:46

Fond memories of you of ALAN, on many occasions on the field in Singapore, or playing with a red shirt and competitive enthusiasm in other asian and aussie venues. We always knew when you were playing, that cork accent roaring at fellow players, the opposition and the ref, all for the love of the game.
The monday night golf driving range chill out evenings, coaching and knocking the edge of our hurling styled golf swings. Your patience abounded on those evenings.
Nights out on the town, having the craic. All specialities of yours.

My sympathies to Billy, Mary and family, to Tessa and to clubmates in Singapore.
My thoughts and prayers are with ye all at this time

Teresa (T)

james79 2008-07-29 00:36:21

It was a plesure to know you and play against you. You will be remembered for being a great footballer as well as being a great friend to all who knew you.

RBrennan 2008-07-29 06:02:05

Even though we may never have crossed paths I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to Alan's family, friends and clubmates. He has touched the
lives of many and he will be dearly remembered.

paraicmcg 2008-08-06 01:34:20

My deepest condolences to Alans parents, Billy and Mary, Brother Graham and sister Christine and to his girlfriend Tessa.
It was a great shock to all his clubmates and friends on that awfull day in Singapore. I had the honour last year in Sinapore of presenting Alan with the player of the tournament trophy. He was a fine sporting young man who was an example to all those that came in
contact with him. I know his spirit will live on in the Asian County Board.
Ar Dheis De Go Raibh a Anam Dillis.

Sheamus Howlin
Chairman GAA
Overseas Committee
agus Cathaoirleach Comhairle Laighean

JohnMag 2008-08-06 06:11:40

Even at the remove of a couple of weeks now it is still hard to come to terms with the fact that one so apparently fit and healthy should be taken from us so unexpectedly and suddenly.

The passing of any young person before their time is a sad loss. The loss of one as vital as Alan -- so deeply involved in
so many social and sporting cirecles is doubly so. Not only for his family and loved ones, to whom I extend sincere condolences, but for all who knew Alan even slightly.

Alan gave no quarter in sport or, so far as I could tell, in life. How typical of him to refuse to grow old...

"Up The People's Republic of Cork" -- that's what I'll remember you most for, Alan!


joeburke 2008-08-20 17:08:45

I've had the pleasure to play against Alan at the Asian Gaelic Games over the years, and to play with him in Dubai in 2007.

He didn't passed the ball to me on either occassion!!!

Alan you were a special player and your type of talent on the pitch brought a competitive element to the Asian Gaelic games making the tournament what it is today.

You are missed by all.

My deepest
condolences to your family, friends and clubmates.

Joe Burke, Beijing

harveyt 2008-09-02 02:19:16

A colleague mentioned the tragic passing of Alan this morning. I did'nt even know Alan was living in Asia, we bumped into one another once in the last 25 years. We went to the same primary school in Passage West and sat together for the first day of school,but after my family moved when I was 12 we lost touch. I have fond memories of cycling to their house as a child and playing with Alan, his parents were incredibly hospitable.....to they and the rest of Alan's family I send my condolences.