Jim Nyhan. Obituary, Death – With heavy hearts and profound sorrow, we share the news of the recent passing of an Old Illts legend, Jim Nyhan. His life was a testament to dedication, unwavering commitment, and a passion for rugby that left an indelible mark on our beloved club. Jim’s legacy will forever be celebrated and cherished.
Jim Nyhan’s connection with Old Illts spanned over six remarkable decades, during which he played an instrumental role in shaping the club’s identity. For 30 years, he served as the Club Secretary, a role that epitomized his commitment to rugby and its values. In recognition of his exceptional service, the Welsh Rugby Union honored him in 2004, highlighting his immense contribution to the sport.
Jim’s tireless efforts extended beyond the administrative side of rugby. He was a mentor, a friend, and a source of inspiration to countless players and club members throughout the years. His wisdom, leadership, and love for the game were qualities that endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
As we remember Jim Nyhan, we extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his family. The void left by his passing is immeasurable, but the legacy he leaves behind is a beacon of inspiration for us all.
Old Illts has lost more than a dedicated club member; it has lost a pillar of strength, a guiding light, and a living testament to the spirit of rugby. Jim Nyhan’s memory will forever remain etched in our hearts, and we will continue to honor his legacy by upholding the values and traditions he held dear.
In this time of grief, let us come together as a rugby family to remember and celebrate the life of a remarkable man who made Old Illts a better place. Our love and support go out to Jim’s family as we mourn the loss of a true legend.