Wednesday 28 September 2016

Death of Waterford great Seamus Power

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Published 27/06/2016 | 02:30

The Mount Sion man won Munster titles in 1957-’59 -’63 and a National League medal in 1963. Photo: Sportsfile
The Mount Sion man won Munster titles in 1957-’59 -’63 and a National League medal in 1963. Photo: Sportsfile

Waterford hurling has lost one of its great stalwarts with the death of Seamus Power, aged 86.

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Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the game during an inter-county career that lasted 16 years, he featured prominently in Waterford's last All-Ireland senior success in 1959 when they beat Kilkenny in a replayed final.

The Mount Sion man won Munster titles in 1957-'59 -'63 and a National League medal in 1963. He was also a regular on Munster teams for several seasons, winning five Railway Cup medals.

He went into coaching and administration after his retirement, playing an active role in both for many years. He was selected at midfield on the Waterford Teams of the Centenary (1984) and Millennium (2000).

Reposing in Tom Fennessy's Funeral Home, Johnstown, Waterford from 4.30, with removal to St John's Church, Parnell Street at 6.30.

Requiem Mass tomorrow (11.0), followed by burial in St Otteran's Cemetery, Ballinaneesagh.

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