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Dan Flynn was a man committed to his faith and a proud Ashgrove Old Boy. Like a true Ashgrovian, he showed his commitment by his actions.

Dan grew up in Betheden Terrace starting school at St Finbarr’s and moving on to Ashgrove in grade 3 as a Foundation Day student on March 17, 1940. When the school relocated to Eagle Heights during WW II, Dan attended St James School in the Valley.

Dan retained his ties with Ashgrove and was a keen tennis player joining with Marist Old Boy legends Ray Cottrill (as his doubles partner), Kev Row and Jock Murdoch to form a formidable combination in Catholic Lawn Tennis competition.

Dan used his financial expertise working tirelessly for the Catholic Archdiocese Development Fund and gave freely of his time to many organisations including the advisory board of Mt St Michael’s for many years.

Dan was a regular at the Blue and Gold Vintage Lunch where he was sorely missed this year. The OBA passes on its condolences to his wife of over 50 years, Loretta, and his children Elizabeth, Bernadette, Danny (1982) and Mary.