Kevin Flanagan RIP

September 19th 2021

The Oldham RL Heritage Trust were saddened to hear of the death of ex Roughyed, Kevin Flanagan.

The sincere condolences of everyone at the Heritage Trust and the wider Oldham Rugby League community go to Diane, his wife, and the extended Flanagan family. Kevin died at the age of 74 after a 15-month battle with cancer.

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A tireless worker in the back row of the forwards, Kevin played in 78 senior games for the Roughyeds, thus following in the footsteps of his father, Bill, a hooker who played for Oldham in the mid-1940s, before moving on to Belle Vue Rangers. Both of Bill’s sons, first Kevin, then Terry, did Oldham proud. Kevin also distinguished himself at Rochdale Hornets and is held in the highest regard at our near neighbours.

Kevin had two spells at Watersheddings in the late 1960s and then the 1970s scoring eight tries and thirteen goals.

Always friendly and on good terms with the trustees of the ORLHT, the game in Oldham has lost a true gentleman.