I came back this afternoon from Boyle Stadium and the championship games of the Stamford Youth Foundation - where Cloonan was represented in both the JV and Varsity games, and I couldn't help but think of Bob. He was the first coach of the Cloonan Bulldogs when SYF was founded and brought back Cloonan's first championship! There was a moment of silence in his honor.
And on Friday, before the wake, a slew of Cloonan teachers made a stop at Jimmy's Seaside....... we told a few stories, laughed, then cried.....then told a few more stories and laughed some more, and cried some more! I think we all need to get together with you, Criss, Ian and Emily, to share them again......and laugh some more, and cry some more!
Bob was one of a kind......the heart and soul that is Cloonan.