VALE - John Dunlea

Dec 27, 2017 | By Tigers

Balmain Tigers are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ryde Eastwood director John Dunlea.

John was a life member of the Balmain Junior League, Ryde-Eastwood Football Club and Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, having been involved in rugby league for over 50 years in the area.

He began as a player at West Ryde Dundas in 1960, before later serving as a selector and as part of the Balmain Junior League committee for seven years. Dunlea continued his time as a coach with West Ryde Denistone before joining the Ryde Eastwood Football Club committee, a club he served for the remainder of his life.

Most recently John was the manager of the Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers NSW Cup team through a very successful period, which included two grand final appearances in 2009 & 2012.

Balmain Tigers would like to extend their condolences to John’s wife Maureen, the Dunlea family and wider Ryde Eastwood family.

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Len Gibson wrote:14 January 2018 at 8:06 pm

John and I were in the same class at Eastwood Marist Brothers and after school we were members of Meadowbank CYO for years.

Sad news.

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