Matt Donnellan of Blackhills died peacefully at his home on February 9th, 2009, aged 64. He had a keen interest in sport and was a brilliant footballer in his youth, winning a number of underage medals with the Shamrocks including a county minor championship in 1962. Matthew was also on the first Kilmainhamwood underage team to win a championship in 1961 . He starred on the Bailieborough senior team for a number of years before going to live in London and then played with Kingscourt upon his return. He finished his football career with Cormeen, where he also played a lot of handball.