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Sean McCormack RIP

By Meath GAA Fri 19th May

Sean McCormack RIP
Sean McCormack RIP

Gaels throughout Meath have been saddened with the news of the passing of Sean McCormack of Kilmainhamwood. Sean was Meath’s goalkeeper for the 1967 All-Ireland SFC final victory over Cork.

He made his Championship debut against Wexford in 1966 and went on to play a significant role in Meath’s subsequent Leinster success…but Galway proved too strong in the All-Ireland final.

Sean had better luck in the following year when he won a second Leinster medal and helped Meath to win their 3rd All-Ireland title. The victory over Cork led to the historic trip to Australia in the Spring of 1968.

A third provincial title followed in 1970 with the unforgettable comeback against Offaly but there was disappointment for Sean with the All-Ireland defeat by Kerry.

From his debut in 1966, he played in all of Meath’s Championship games…his last game was the championship defeat by Offaly in 1972.

Prior to this he first came to the attention of the Meath selectors when playing at right corner back on the All-Ireland winning Junior team of 1962, Cavan were defeated in the ‘Home’ Final and London were defeated in the Final.

Sean had an interesting club career…he played with Kilmainhamwood, Gaeil Colmcille, Nobber and Kingscourt before returning to his native Kilmainhamwood where he played into his late 40’s.’

Sean was a brother of Padraig and Larry who also played with great distinction while his son Larry also represented Meath and Kilmainhamwood, winning Leinster Under-21 and Meath SFC medals.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

By Meath GAA Fri 19th May

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