Lynch, Sean

Geraldines GFC great Sean Lynch of Heynestown Bridge, Dundalk passed away on March 3rd, 2014, aged 86. He was a member of a prominent GAA family in Haggardstown and was a fine footballer in his youth. The Lynch family from Dunmahon is steeped in Geraldines history and Sean lined out at left half back for the Gers when they were at the peak of their powers in the mid-1950s. He made the No.7 jersey his own from 1948 onwards and featured on the Macardle Cup winning sides of 1957, '58 and '61. Sean's commitment to the club was never more evident than in 1956 when he lined out in the Macardle Cup just two weeks after having his appendix removed. His brothers Roger and Ronan were part of the Louth squad that captured the Leinster SFC in 1950, while his father. John, featured regularly for the Wee County in the 1920s. After hanging up his boots, Sean served Geraldines as both a coach and committee member and he remained a keen supporter of his beloved local GAA club all his life. Geraldines GFC provided a guard of honour at Sean's funeral and his coffin was draped in the club colours.

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