David Pim – Deceased…
July 13, 2010 12:00 am client
The Leinster Branch notes with sadness the death of David Pim…
Educated at Newtown School in Waterford, David was a prominent stud farmer from County Laois. He played for Wanderers during the 1950s and also gained a number of Leinster caps in the back row, before moving to Old Wesley in the early 1960s.
His two sons Chris and Alastair both played for Old Wesley during the 80s and 90s with Chris appointed Club Captain in Centenary Year 1991-92.
Chris played for Leinster on 52 occasions for nine years and as Leinster Captain led the team to the semi final of the inaugural European Cup in 1996.
Matching their two sons’ rugged style of play, David and his wife Jean were regular and passionate supporters of both Old Wesley and Leinster, whenever their boys were in action. Indeed many a referee was liable to receive some ‘advice’ from David if there was a decision during a match that he did not entirely agree with!
The Leinster Branch extends its sympathies to David’s wife Jean, children Ruth, Christopher and Alastair, and the rest of his family and friends.