Seamus Leydon, R.I.P

Seamus Leydon, R.I.P.

Is údar mór brón do CLG na Gaillimhe an scéala go bhfuil ár n-iar imreoir Seamus Leydon imithe ar shlí na firínne.

Seamus, a native of Dunmore MacHales GAA had a distinguished football career at both club and county level. He won a Hogan Club Medal in 1960 with St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam and later that year he also won an All-Ireland Minor Football medal when Galway defeated Cork in the final.

Seamus starred with Galway in five All-Ireland Senior football finals and was a member of the three-in-a row All Ireland winning football team of 1964-1965-1966. He also played in the All-Ireland finals against Dublin in 1963 and Offaly in 1971.

He won seven Connacht senior medals and a league title and went on to capture five Galway club titles with his native Dunmore MacHales in 1961, 1963, 1966, 1968 (as captain) and 1969. He played for Connacht from 1964 to 1972, winning Railway Cup medals in 1967 and 1969. He also won an All-Star award in 1971.

Seamus transferred to Nemo Rangers, Cork in 1972 due to work commitments where he won two county and provincial titles.

On behalf of CLG na Gaillimhe, we extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Angela, children Barry and Cliodhna, granddaughter Sheenagh, sister Mary, brother John, in-laws, extended family and friends.

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