Dawe, Kevin

Dreadnots clubman Kevin Dawe, who was a prolific scorer during his days in the red jersey of Louth, passed away on Friday, April 13th, 2012. He was just 51. A former O'Raghallaighs and Newtown Blues forward, Kevin really came to prominence when representing Dreadnots in the '80s. He was just 18 (and still with O'Raghallaighs) when Frank Lynch handed him his Wee County debut in 1979. Two years later, he won a league and championship double with the Blues. Kevin also collected a Leinster U21 medal with Louth in 1981. In 1983, he switched allegiances to Dreadnots, winning intermediate league and championship honours before securing a Cardinal O'Donnell Cup success in 1988. He was forced to retire four years later due to a succession of injuries. Kevin Dawe lined out for Louth for a decade (1979-88) and was top scorer on five occasions - in 1980, '81, '82, '86 and '88. He boasts the highest scoring average of any Louth player ever - an impressive 3.63 per game. Just 27 when he was forced to retire from intercounty football, Kevin Dawe scored 14 goals and 147 points in 52 appearances for Louth. Dreadnots GFC and many Louth GAA representatives formed a guard of honour at Kevin's removal to St Denis's Cemetery.

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