Saturday 22 October 2016

O'Dwyer and Finn to be honoured by GPA

Published 15/09/2015 | 02:30

Kerry football icon Mick O’Dwyer
Kerry football icon Mick O’Dwyer

Kerry football icon Mick O'Dwyer and Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Finn will be honoured by the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) at the annual former Players event on Saturday, writes Donnchadh Boyle.

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The pair will be presented with Lifetime Achievement awards for their contribution to the GAA. Finn won three All-Ireland medals with Tipp in the 1950s, while O'Dwyer enjoyed great success on both sides of the white line during an extraordinary career.

Elsewhere, the GAA in Galway is in mourning following the death of a member of one of the most famous hurling families in the country.

Gerry Connolly from Castlegar died on Saturday night after a short illness.

His greatest moment came when he played a leading role along with his six brothers - John, Michael, Padraic, Joe, Murt and Tom - when Castlegar won the All-Ireland club hurling title in 1980.

Later that year his younger brother Joe captained Galway to win the Liam MacCarthy Cup, with John, Michael and Padraic also part of that victorious squad.

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