Friday 21 July 2017

Former Meath football captain Brian Smyth dies aged 92

Mr Smyth passed away peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown on Wednesday. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Mr Smyth passed away peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown on Wednesday. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

FORMER Meath football captain Brian Smyth has died at the age of 92.

In 1949 he became the first Meath captain to lift the Sam Maguire and won his second All-Ireland medal five years later. He was also a keen hurler and was also on the Meath side that won the 1948 All-Ireland junior hurling championship.

Mr Smyth passed away peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown on Wednesday.

He  was chairman of Meath County Board when Sean Boylan was appointed manager of the Meath football team. The deal was clinched at about 3am one morning in his kitchen in 1983.

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