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PACKY MCGARTY RIP

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Nuacht brónach ar maidin ó Liatroim nuair a tháinig an nuacht chun cinnNuacht brónach ar maidin ó Liatroim nuair a tháinig an nuacht chun cinn faoi bhás an pheileadóra is mó i Liatroim agus ceann de na cinn is fearr sa tír PACKY MCGARTY

Go bhfanfaidh a anam i suaimhneas

In the 1958 Connaught final against Galway which the tribesmen won by 2 points.
The IrishPress reported- 'Oh what a wonderful hour of football glory for 15 gallant Leitrim men'. Galway were good but had no one to match the brilliance of McGarty'
Packy McGarty will live long in the memory of the 12,000 spectators fortunate enough to be present. I have never witnessed nor can I ever hope to witness a better individual performance than that turned in by the wonderful Leitrim player. It was indeed a fitting tribute that he should be carried off the field shoulder high at the end of a brilliant game".

Packy was honoured in been selected on the Sunday Independent Team of the Century for players who never won an All-Ireland, the Connacht Team of the Millennium and of course the Leitrim Team of the Millennium.

Leitrims greatest and indeed one of Ireland greatest footballers has today gone to his eternal rest. RIP

Shannonview (Leitrim) - Posts: 59 - 06/04/2021 15:49:12    2336128

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Replying To Shannonview:  "Nuacht brónach ar maidin ó Liatroim nuair a tháinig an nuacht chun cinnNuacht brónach ar maidin ó Liatroim nuair a tháinig an nuacht chun cinn faoi bhás an pheileadóra is mó i Liatroim agus ceann de na cinn is fearr sa tír PACKY MCGARTY

Go bhfanfaidh a anam i suaimhneas

In the 1958 Connaught final against Galway which the tribesmen won by 2 points.
The IrishPress reported- 'Oh what a wonderful hour of football glory for 15 gallant Leitrim men'. Galway were good but had no one to match the brilliance of McGarty'
Packy McGarty will live long in the memory of the 12,000 spectators fortunate enough to be present. I have never witnessed nor can I ever hope to witness a better individual performance than that turned in by the wonderful Leitrim player. It was indeed a fitting tribute that he should be carried off the field shoulder high at the end of a brilliant game".

Packy was honoured in been selected on the Sunday Independent Team of the Century for players who never won an All-Ireland, the Connacht Team of the Millennium and of course the Leitrim Team of the Millennium.

Leitrims greatest and indeed one of Ireland greatest footballers has today gone to his eternal rest. RIP

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RIP! I know many Leitrim lads, quite old some of them by now, and they'd talk about Pakcy 'til the cows come home! Apparently, he was indeed something else!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 218 - 06/04/2021 15:56:54    2336130

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R. I. P. Packie. My father reckons he was one hell of a footballer.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1597 - 06/04/2021 16:37:37    2336135

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A nice tribute.
The other side of what generally seems to be the norm on this forum.
May he rest in peace.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2250 - 06/04/2021 18:34:10    2336144

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Lovely tribute RIP

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4592 - 06/04/2021 18:50:23    2336146

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He was the greatest ever Leitrim footballer, in our greatest team. Desperately unlucky to be competing at the same time as a dominant Galway side, losing four Connacht finals in a row to them. Not many losing team members are carried shoulder high off the field. Oh to have someone of his calibre now.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 293 - 06/04/2021 20:31:26    2336149

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He will be remembered in Leitrim for many decades more.

leitrimguy1985 (Leitrim) - Posts: 43 - 07/04/2021 08:42:35    2336167

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RIP - nice tribute

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10517 - 07/04/2021 09:19:22    2336170

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May Packie rest in peace. Our greatest ever, loved his county it was a great pity he didn't get a connacht medal out of it but a legend nonetheless.

JimmyNail (Leitrim) - Posts: 46 - 07/04/2021 20:19:17    2336213

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I first heard of Packy McGarty when reading Jack Mahon's book, "Action Replay", back in the 80s. Jack's old Hogan Stand article on this website is a lovely tribute to Packy. The Leitrim team of the late 50s were desperately unlucky not to win a Connacht title, yet there is no hint of bitterness or regret from Packy - just an appreciation for having had the chance to play for his beloved county and province. RIP.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 851 - 07/04/2021 21:08:05    2336216

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