A FORMER Hereford schoolteacher and loyal member of the city’s rugby club has died.

Frank Dullehan, who was a loyal member of Hereford RFC for nearly 70 years died peacefully at his home on Christmas Eve. 

A schoolteacher, as Head of PE at the Whitecross and St Mary's High Schools, Frank introduced many generations of boys to a wide range of sporting activities.

He himself was an athlete in his early years and enjoyed a game of course cricket, he was an enthusiastic golfer and for many years a member of the Herefordshire Golf Club.

Frank was a pupil at the Hereford High School for boys and was a lifelong member of the Old Boy’s Association ultimately taking over as president.

Frank was a loyal member of the Hereford RFC for nearly 70 years and will be sorely missed by club members and his many friends.

He was an active committee member at Hereford RFC since the mid 50s and served in many capacities including president, chairman and secretary.

He had a playing career covering the seasons from the early 50s to the mid 70s.

In his youth Frank was a speedy winger or scrum half and finished up deputising at hooker for injured skipper Derek Miles.

His further contributions to the game of rugby included active involvement with the Hereford and Worcester RU and the North Midlands RFU