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Séamus Colleran R.I.P

Colleran Seamus 2nd from left Copy

Death of former Galway and Tuam Stars footballer

The GAA in Galway are mourning the death of Séamus Colleran, Ballygaddy Road, Tuam, on Friday July 23. He was a native of Moylough.

Séamus was a member of the Galway panel in the All-Ireland winning year, 1956, and the successful National League campaign of '56-57. He played at left half-back for Galway in the 1959 All-Ireland final against Kerry, the winners.

His brother Enda captained Galway to Sam Maguire Cup glory in 1965 and '66, and an older brother, Gerry, played for the county team in the early 1950s. Their first cousins Noel and Brendan Colleran also played senior championship football for Galway.

Séamus won seven county senior championship medals with Tuam Stars in the 1950s and early '60s, and four county senior league medals.

With Galway, he also played at the Polo Grounds, New York in 1957, and he played in the Wembley tournament, an annual event which drew large numbers of Irish exiles to the famous London venue in the late 1950s.

Séamus Colleran is survived by his wife Helen; daughters Denise and Elaine; sons Jim, Brian, Liam and Alan; his sister Moira, the extended family, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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