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Published 14/02/2012 | 05:00

GALWAY soccer legend Eamon 'Chick' Deacy died suddenly yesterday morning at the age of 59.

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Deacy won an English First Division medal with Aston Villa in 1981 and also won four senior caps for Ireland. The full-back was one of just 14 players that manager Ron Saunders used in Villa's league-winning campaign.

He also spent time with Derby County and was part of the Galway United squad that tasted FAI Cup glory in 1991.

Deacy, who was a revered figure in his hometown, is survived by his wife Mary O'Connor, his son Jake, and daughter Dawn.

Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Irish Independent

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