Inducted October 20, 1978
Frank M. Cahill, known as Andy, was born in St. John’s, September 9, 1914. He was educated at St. Bonaventure’s College where, as so many athletes, he learned to enjoy and excel in so many sports.
Andy Cahill was an all-round athlete, but he excelled above all in hockey and is considered by some of his associates as the finest player ever to play for St. Bon’s. He played with the St. Bon’s Senior Hockey Team during the late 1930’s and was a member of five Boyle Trophy Championship teams and five All-Newfoundland Herder Memorial Championship teams.
He won the Royal Blend (Imperial Tobacco Co.) trophy three successive years as the most valuable player in the St. John’s Senior Hockey League. He was selected to play on six St. John’s City All-Star teams against mainland competition.
Andy Cahill also played football and baseball with the B.I.S. organization in the St. John’s Senior Leagues. He captained the B.I.S. football team to two city championships. Andy played with the B.I.S. baseball team for three seasons and was judged, jokingly, as the laziest man in the outfield.
During the early 1930’s Andy Cahill took part in track and field. He was a member of the St. Bon’s College Team and participated in the Championship Sports at St. George’s Field as a contestant in the discus and javelin events.
An employee of City Hall for nearly 50 years, Cahill was chief building inspector for the city and served the residents of his native community long and well.
He is certainly qualified to be inducted into the Newfoundland Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete.