Monday 23 January 2017

Down legend O'Hagan dies

Published 23/03/2010 | 05:00

Down GAA is mourning the death of one of the heroes of its pioneering side which brought the Sam Maguire across the border for the first time in 1960.

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Patsy O'Hagan passed away in Galway over the weekend where he has lived since the early 1970s.

He was full-forward in 1960 when they defeated Kerry by 2-10 to 0-8, and the following year he switched to wing-back when they overcame Offaly by 3-6 to 2-8 to retain the Sam Maguire.

O'Hagan was also a selector for the Down team which won the 1968 All-Ireland title when they defeated Kerry by 2-12 to 1-13 to take the title for the third time that decade. He moved to Galway a few years after that and became a key figure in the development of the Claregalway club between Galway city and Tuam. His grandson Danny Cummins is currently a member of Joe Kernan's Galway squad.

Irish Independent

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