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Tribute to Limerick dual star

GAA President Christy Cooney yesterday led the tributes to one of Limerick's top hurlers and footballers of the 1980s and '90s, Danny Fitzgerald, who has died following a short illness.

A member of the Claughaun club, Fitzgerald played for many seasons with Limerick and he played a major part in the county winning back-to-back National Hurling League titles in 1984.

In 1991, Fitzgerald scored four points from play when Limerick almost stunned Kerry in the Munster football final and he was nominated for an All Star that year. He also played Railway Cup in hurling and football for Munster and he helped the province to victory in hurling in 1984.

Paying tribute, Cooney said: "Danny made a big contribution to Limerick GAA and the Association as a whole through his inter-county involvement not just in one code, but in both.

"Our thoughts and best wishes are with those who were closest to him."

He is survived by his wife Anne, sons Niall and Alan, brothers Richard, Patrick and Gerard and by his sister, Eleanor.

Irish Independent

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