Vale: Anthony Muldoon

Updated: Jul 15

The Anthony Muldoon Memorial Service was held at St. Leonards Catholic Church, Glen Waverley on Thursday, 14 July with (possibly) more than 300 people in attendance - (see picture attached). Father Gerry provided the Greeting and Introduction, and after a Hymn, Geoff Muldoon and Ben Cairney presented Eulogies. A reading by Damian Ferrie, was followed by a Photo Tribute, and Prayers from Paul Cox, Steven Grant, Chris Hanrahan and Michael Hynes. Father Gerry then provided a Prayer of Commendation, before piper Lachlan Andrews played Recessional Music to conclude the Service. A bit about Anthony Muldoon as follows - Born in 1966, he was the third of five children based in Glen Waverley, and attended St. Leonards Primary School and Emmaus College where he was a little rebellious, and did a paper round during teenage years - Anthony's first job was as a plumbing apprentice in North Dandenong, and it wasn't long before he established his own plumbing business, his work of the highest quality. 'Mully' loved sport, cricket and football in particular - played in two St. Leonards CC premiership sides - and as a back pocket player for Glen Waverley Rovers, Waverley (VFA) and Ormond (VAFA) - he travelled to Canada, USA and Europe, then settled in England working and playing cricket for a time during the 1980's - a dedicated (AFL) Richmond fan, Anthony loved the 'Tiges' and was a regular supporter of their footy games throughout his life. After returning to Melbourne, he joined Camberwell CC in 1991 playing in a Second XI Group premiers team in 1995-96, and after the merger played on with Camberwell Magpies CC until 2001 - Anthony Muldoon played 115 games for Camberwell and Camberwell Magpies Cricket Clubs between (1991-2001) as a top or middle-order batsman scoring 2223 runs at average 20.5 - best scores were 88 and 71 (VSDCA Second XI), 50 n.o (ESCA Third XI), 79 (VCA Fourth XI) and 143 (ECA Fourth XI). At times a bit of a rogue, a true cricket story demonstrates Anthony's great sense of humour - as team captain, he once rang his vice-captain (in Melbourne) and asked him to toss the coin, as he had just arrived at the airport and would be reaching the ground a little late - the only problem was 'Mully' had just arrived at the Brisbane airport !! Anthony met Lil during 2002, became step-dad to Ben and Bridget, and they had twenty years of joy together - he spent time with family at Lorne and enjoyed golf at Anglesea - 'Mully' loved a beer, was very generous, loved a chat, and would sometimes ring family members or friends 3-5 times a day in between jobs - bright and cheery, sometimes running an hour or day late, he was caring, very popular with nephews and nieces, and will be much missed by all family members and friends. Anthony was only 55 years of age and an organ donor. After the Service, refreshments were available at Orrong Hotel, Armadale for those wishing to partake.

Of interest, a big turn-out of Camberwell CC identities amongst the crowd - Rod and Tracy Byrnes, Blake Clancy, Tim Dew, Tony Dobson, Simon Godkin, Garry Goodman, Steven 'Buster' Grant, Kevin Hannett, Darren Hannett, Chris Lambourn, Peter Langtry, Stephen Le Get, Hamish Morrison, Ron Redding, Matt and Mary Schneider, Adam Smith, Stephen Smith, Michael Sutherland, Stuart Vance, while Ian Bull joined-in later at Orrong Hotel - (apologies to anyone missed).

Former Camberwell Cricket Club player Anthony Muldoon passed away on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 aged 55, following a major heart attack.

A Service to celebrate the life of Anthony Muldoon will be held at St. Leonards Church, 349 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley on Thursday, 14 July at 11-00 am. Anthony Muldoon played 115 games for Camberwell and Camberwell Magpies Cricket Clubs between (1991-2001) as a top or middle-order batsman scoring 2223 runs at an average 20.5. At CCC (played 58 games scoring 966 runs at average 18.5). His best scores with the bat included 88 vs. Oakleigh Second XI, 55 vs. Balwyn, 50 no. vs. Balwyn and 43 vs. Melbourne University for the Third XI, 66 vs. Monash University and 54 n.o. vs. St. Kevins for the Fourth XI, while he was a member of the the 1995-96 CCC Second XI Group premiers team. CCC Second XI (VSDCA) 1995-96 premiership squad – (beat Malvern in the Semi-Final, Ormond in the Group Final, but lost to Broadmeadows in the Championship Final) – Nick Toce (c), Jon Caroe, Angus Elliott, Anthony Garnham, Hal Hiramatsu, Chris Lambourn, Stephen Le Get, Anthony Muldoon, Simon Olive, Michael Rossato, Nick Stavropoulos and Michael Sutherland. At CMCC (played 57 games scoring 1257 runs at average 22.4). His best scores were 79 vs. n/k for the VCA Fourth XI, 71 vs. Kew and 51 vs. Yarraville for the VSDCA Second XI, 50 vs. n/k for the ESCA Third XI, 53 n.o. vs. n/k for the ESCA Fourth XI and 143 vs. Monash University for the ECA Fourth XI. 'Mully' (a plumber) and keen AFL Richmond supporter was a friend to many in Sub-District, Eastern and Victorian Premier cricket. Always cheery, sometimes running an hour or day late, he was caring, always good for a chat or beer, and had a great sense of humour. Close mate Matt Schneider last saw him just a couple of weeks back and recalls his cheerful smile. Anthony's passing was unexpected, a shock to everyone, and there is a feeling he has been taken far too soon. We extend our sincere sympathy to partner Lil, step-children Ben and Bridget, and the extended Muldoon family. Vale - Anthony Muldoon.

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