Bell, Jack

Ardonian Jack Bell was a true Louth GAA legend. Jack passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on March 24th, 2010, aged 89. A minute's silence was observed in his honour ahead of Louth's 2010 Division Three NFL clash with Antrim at Casement Park. Jack played for Louth for a number of years and won a Leinster SFC medal in 1948, also playing against Cavan in the All-Ireland semi-final. A St Marys stalwart, he became synonymous with the Edmonton Wolfe Tones club in Canada, where he was described as a GAA missionary. Jack was selected at right corner back on the Louth Team of the Millennium and emigrated only months before Louth won the 1957 All-Ireland.

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