Stokes, Seamus

Former Westmeath dual player Seamus Stokes passed away in Naas, County Kildare on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at the age of 78. Formerly of Creeve, Streamstown, Seamus' sporting skills were honed in St Mary's, Mullingar, where he tasted Leinster Colleges glory in the mid-1950s. He went on to win an intermediate football medal with Boher in 1957 as well as league and Feis Cup honours with Ballymore, who contested the 1965 Westmeath SFC final. In hurling, Seamus collected a county JHC with Kilbeggan in 1959 and was a first-choice with Castletown-Geoghegan between 1960 and '71, winning SHC medals in '60 and '64 as well as various league and Feis Cup honours. He had the distinction of lining out for Westmeath in both football and hurling. After relocating to Naas, the Westmeath man added a Kildare JHC to his collection in 1972. Following his retirement, he went on to coach many young players in Naas, introducing them to the sport he loved and served so well.

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