John Manning of Pepperstown, Ardee passed away on Saturday August 1, 2009 aged 64. Johnny captained John Mitchels to second division championship glory in 1967. An outstanding player in the '60s and '70s, he played all his football with the Mitchels. He was also talented at darts, pool, rings and draughts. A Guard of Honour was provided by members of the John Mitchels club as well as his former work colleagues from the ESB.