A Game For Keith:
We held a game on Sunday afternoon to mark the first anniversary of the death of our good friend, Keith Cullen. Because of Covid, we couldn’t gather to bid him farewell last year.
Many thanks to all of Keiths friends, workmates and former Corkbeg players, who turned out to pay tribute to the big man. It was a good humoured game full of banter and craic, just as Keith would have liked it and it was brilliant to see so many familiar faces from past Corkbeg teams.
Thanks to Keiths brother Thomas, his sisters Linda and Caroline and his brothers-in-law Paul & Damien, who came down to watch the game. Many thanks to Cork City goalkeeper Mark McNulty, who came down to manage one of the teams. Of course, thanks to Corky The Cheetah from Cork City for saying hello to everybody. And finally, huge credit must go to Keiths great buddy, Chris Kelly, who organised the whole day and was responsible for everybody coming together to mark Keiths anniversary.
There was a minutes silence followed by a minutes applause before the game.
Afterwards, Chris presented the captain of the ‘’Green’’ team, Pakie O Sullivan, with ‘’The Cullen Cup’’, which made its inaugural and final appearance on the day. As everybody walked out the gate after a swashbuckling 90 minutes of football, if you listened closely, you’d have heard a familiar voice with a familiar mantra rolling down from the heavens :‘’Absolute Muck. Ye were all Muck’’
He’d have loved it and hated it. R.I.P. Keith