Thursday 18 December 2014

Meath mourn passing of legend paddy Meegan

Published 15/11/2012 | 05:00

MEATH football is in mourning after the death of double All-Ireland winner Paddy Meegan.

A member of the Syddan club, the 90-year-old passed away yesterday morning following an illness.

Meegan was part of the Royals' breakthrough side that captured the 1949 All-Ireland final against the three-in-a-row-chasing Cavan.

He also played on the team that secured honours in 1954 when he contributed four points in the 1-13 to 1-7 All-Ireland final victory over Kerry.

He won the first of four Railway Cup medals with Leinster in 1945 and shares the distinction with Micheal O'Brien of being one of only two Meath men to have won four inter-provincial medals. He also represented Ireland against the Combined Universities.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Irish Independent

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