Sunday 22 September 2019

Kerry football legends in touching tribute to former Kingdom bag man

The cream of Kerry's football legends lined out to pay a fond farewell to their friend Leo Griffin, who passed away earlier this week.

Leo was the renowned bag man for Kerry during the golden years of the 70s and 80s under Mick O'Dwyer. O'Dwyer was joined by Jimmy Deenihan and other members of that Kerry team to give Leo a guard of honour on his final journey

Earlier this week, the Kerry County Board paid tribute to Leo.

"A former kit-man with the county team, Leo will forever be remembered, and associated with, an amazing successful period in Kerry Football – the Mick O’Dwyer era.

"Photographs from that era would indicate that he was, in essence, a lucky mascot for those teams.

"Leo was a lifelong member of the John Mitchels GAA Club and a member of the Kerry GAA Supporters Club from the outset. We extend our sympathies to his sister Cora, his Club John Mitchels and his many friends.

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis."

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