Football NSW was deeply saddened to hear the news of the tragic passing of one of our well liked characters in our game Deklan Gilmartin.
The tricky midfielder played an instrumental role in the success of Hakoah Sydney City East during their push for promotion to the top tier of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
Gilmartin did his bit in Mark Robertson’s squad that guided Hakoah from State League Men’s 2 right up to the NPL NSW Men’s competition and always played with a smile.
The much loved character appeared in countless Goal of the Week segments such was his talent.
His infectious personality is what characterized Gilmartin who also played for Coogee United in the Eastern Suburbs Football Association, Spirit FC and Futsal side Mascot Vipers.
May he rest in heavenly peace.