The late Tom Brown

May 28, 2024

The late Tom Brown

Sad to report the passing of former Meath footballer Tom Brown.

A native of Enfield, Tom lined out for Meath at midfield in the 1966 All Ireland SFC final loss to three in a row chasing Galway. 

Tom, a member of the Garda Siochana, was part of the 1958 Meath Junior team but moved to Laois in the early 60’s and was stationed in Ballybrittas. He captained O’Dempsey’s to their first Laois SFC title in 1963 and also lined out for Laois in their Leinster SFC final defeat to Dublin the same year.

Tom transferred back to Meath and played a leading role as Meath defeated Kildare 1-9 to 1-8 in the 1966 Leinster final. The Enfield native was also on board when Meath defeated Dublin in the 1964 Provincial final. Tom won a Railway Cup medal the same year.

Meath Leinster SFC winners 1966. Front l-r: Sean McCormack, Tom Brown, Pat Collier, Pat Reynolds, Davy Carty, Noel Curran, Ollie Shanley, Paddy Mulvany, Bertie Cunningham, Paddy Cromwell, Mick O’Brien. Back l-r: Mick Lynch, Murty Sullivan, Jack Quinn, Peter Moore, Jack Fagan, Vincent Foley, Jim Fagan, Gerry Quinn, Dinny Donnelly, Peter Darby

Tom moved back to Laois after 1966 and was involved with Emo in their maiden Laois SFC title win in 1972.

Pre-deceased by his son David, he is survived by his wife Phil, sons Alan and Colin, daughter-in-law Deirdre, grandchildren Robert, Sophie and Jack, Robert’s wife Hayley, sisters Mary (Carville) and Roisin (Higgins) and brother Joe, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Tom’s funeral mass took place on yesterday Monday May 27th in St Edmund’s Church in Castletown.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.


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