Monday 22 July 2019

Death of Wexford dual legend Paddy Kehoe

Paddy Kehoe taken in Duncannon 2003
Paddy Kehoe taken in Duncannon 2003
Paddy Kehoe Charleton Hill displaying a selection of medals he won during his football career
The late Paddy Kehoe
Right Paddy Kehoe with Nicky Rackard and Nick O Donnell after the 1955 All Ireland

By Brendan Furlong

ANOTHER link of the great Wexford teams of the 1950s, Paddy Kehoe, has passed away at the age of 92 years.

Hailed as the greatest dual player ever to wear the purple and gold, Paddy a native of Gusserane, whom he assisted to county senior football titles in the forties, was laid to rest in New Ross to-day (Sunday) at a funeral mass attended by players both past and present along with officers and former officers of the county board.

Paddy first came to prominence with Wexford as a footballer winning a Leinster senior football medal in 1945. Portrayed as one of the cutest and cleverest forward in the game of hurling he mesmerised defences with his speed and skill despite his 16st frame.

He was part of the golden era of Wexford hurling winning All-Ireland medals in 1955 and 1956. Always a staunch follower of gaelic games, Paddy who served for a period in the Irish army, also managed Wexford teams as he continued to pass on his expertise.

Paddy's death follows on the passing of Ted Bolger a few short weeks ago.

Ar dhes de go raibh a ainm.

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