Sunday 25 September 2016

Football mourns former Ireland and Shelbourne ace Martin Colfer

Published 28/09/2015 | 02:30

Martin Colfer was capped twice, won seven inter-League caps, and won a League medal with Shelbourne in the 1952-53 season
Martin Colfer was capped twice, won seven inter-League caps, and won a League medal with Shelbourne in the 1952-53 season

Martin Colfer, who died last Friday, was a Republic of Ireland international, who played with Shelbourne for seven seasons in the 1950s.

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Martin was capped twice, won seven inter-League caps, and won a League medal with Shelbourne in the 1952-53 season.

He was also on the Shelbourne teams which lost in the 1949 and 1951 FAI Cup finals.

His younger brother, Donal, was one of the Three Wise Men alongside Kevin Heffernan and Lorcan Redmond, who helped revive Dublin’s senior football fortunes in the 1970s.

Martin’s funeral Mass will be celebrated tomorrow tomorrow at 11.30 in Mount Argus.

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