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Monday 23 October 2017

Plaque for GAA garda

WEXFORD's GAA board has agreed to erect a plaque in memory of the late Séamus Quaid. The County Board has agreed to a request from the Wexford Retired Garda Committee to remember their late colleague. It was on October 13, 1980, that Séamus Quaid lost his life in a shooting incident as he carried out investigations as a result of bank robbery in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, that day.

The killing of the popular Wexford garda shocked and outraged the Wexford community. Garda Quaid arrived in Wexford town in October 1958, as a new recruit to the town, coming from a proud family hurling tradition in Limerick. It was not long before Garda Quaid threw in his lot with Wexford, winning an All-Ireland senior hurling medal with the model county in 1960.

As the GAA have agreed to honour his memory with the erection of a plaque at the county grounds, the County Board will also honour the 1960 All-Ireland winning team on senior hurling final day, to mark the 50th anniversary of their success.

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