Andrews, Moira

Moira Andrews (Newman) 1923-2015, late of Dublin and Bohermeen, and daughter of John Newman. The latter was captain of the great six in a row Bohermeen senior Football team. He later became the first Meath senior football captain (1912) to lift a national trophy and while chairman of the Meath countyboard oversaw the purchase and development of Pairc Tailteann. Moira, having married Jack 'the Horse' Andrews, (Athboy) in the early 50's and settling in enemy country (Dublin), still remained a fanatical Meath supporter. She like many a Meath footballer was uncompromising and courageous, in her support of the Royals, evidenced by the numerous verbal altercations entered into on their behalf before, during and after games. Her great days coincided with the Meath wins of 1949, 1954, 1967, 1987, 1988, 1996 and 1999. She relished and enjoyed the Boylan years and really derived an immense pleasure when Meath were victorious over their great rivals, Dublin. This was despite having two Dublin born sons, Sean and Val (former Cavan, Louth and Leinster manager). However, Moira's true love of Gaelic games and her Gaelic heritage saw her attending hurling and football matches in Croke park up to the age of 89. In her latter years, she waxed lyrically about the graet Meath Footballers of her yputh but reserved special mention for the likes of Peter McDermott, Jack Quinn, Red Collier and Graham Geraghty. Her loyalty to the Royals was unquestionable and the first thing t be seen entering her Dublin home was a Meath flag. She never forgot her roots in Bohermeen, its rich footballing tradition and her native county. 

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