Anthony Frahill Remembered
It was with great sadness, that we heard of the recent passing of Anthony ‘Anto’ Frahill.
A true Lillywhite and lifelong Curragh club man, Anthony embodied everything Squash is about. To play against ‘Anto’ was a lesson in bravery. He was without doubt the fastest man around and his heart was truly worn on his sleeve. His unbelievable stamina, tuned in Kildare Minor GAA squads, got him to the last 16 of the Junior World Championships and onto the Irish Under 19 team. He was never happier than running flat out on the Curragh of Kildare and the hills of Baltinglass. A week before his untimely passing, he won a 5k race in Kilkenny in 16 minutes. Even at 40 he still loved to run.
Arthur Gaskin the current Irish No 1 remembers Anthony, from when they played together.
“ He was the most encouraging and positive influence in my late junior and early professional squash career. As a junior he was known as ‘the butcher boy’ for how he used to cut the spots off the ball – A great competitor and unbelievably gutsy!
Captaining the team to the Leinster Cup in 2003, Anthony won the decider at no.2, in the final, in a typical gutsy performance, after being 2/0 down! Your going to be missed but never forgotten”…
It will be his ever present smile and good humour that will be missed the most. We know his bravery and honesty will be carried on, by his three sons.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.