It was with great sadness that Leinster Rugby learnt of the death over the weekend of Ken Mills, former President and trustee of the Branch.

Kenneth Mills, affectionately known to his friends as Ken, life long member of Monkstown Football Club joined Monkstown in 1948 as an aspiring No. 7 and quickly gained his place on the first XV. He was a very fine player and went on to captain the club in 1953.

At that time he was a Teacher in St Columba’s College, Rathfarnham, and remained there until he went to the bar in 1960 and later took silk in 1980. He continued to practice until well into his 70s. He served as Judge Advocate General to the Defence Forces for a number of years also.

During a distinguished career he had the honour of being one of a very few to serve as President of Monkstown Football Club on more than one occasion, the last being in Monkstowns Centenary year in 1983. He also served as President of the Leinster Branch IRFU, President of the ARLB and the Executive Committee of the IRFU.
His remains will be reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Main Street, Tallaght this Wednesday.  Funeral Service on Thursday in Rathfarnham Parish Church of Ireland at 12:00 noon, followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the IRFU Charitable Trust.

The thoughts of everyone at Leinster Rugby are with his children Carol, Paul and Gillian and the rest of his family, friends and clubmates in Monkstown FC.

May he rest in peace.