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Legend McDermott dies

MEATH legend Peter McDermott, affectionately known as "the man in the cap", has passed away at the age of 93.

The All-Ireland-winning captain was also a leading referee and GAA administrator.

He made his debut for the Royals in 1940 and played in the county's first All-Ireland triumph in 1949.

He also took part in Meath's All-Ireland defeats in 1951 and 1952 before captaining the county and lifting the Sam Maguire Cup in 1953.

Peter coached Down to All-Ireland success in 1960 and repeated this feat with his native county in 1967.

He was responsible for organising the first GAA tour of Australia in 1984 when Ireland hosted the Australians and went on to manage the Compromise Rules team in 1984.

The GAA legend also served as Meath's county secretary and vice-chairman.