1956 Galway All-Ireland winner Tom 'Pook' Dillon passes away

June 19, 2019

Padraig and Cathal Mannion with fellow Ahascragh-Fohenagh All-Ireland winner Tom 'Pook' Dillon.

Galway GAA are in mourning following the sad passing of the legendary Tom 'Pook' Dillon yesterday.

Tom – who was 93 years of age - lined out at left corner-back on the Galway team that claimed the 1956 All-Ireland SFC title courtesy of a 2-13 to 3-7 final victory over Cork.

He was an Honorary President of Ahascragh/Fohenagh GAA and the club has paid tribute to him on Twitter:

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