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Seanie Coleman RIP

Seanie Coleman

We lost one of our finest clubmen last Saturday with the death

of Seanie Coleman. At 91 years-of-age, the former footballer,

committeeman, selector and lifelong supporter was just two

years younger than the club itself. He was born in 1930 soon

after a group of men, his uncles Paddy Coleman and Willie

Lawless among them, brought the club into existence at a

meeting in Conradh na Gaelige.

Serving the club first of all as a footballer, Seanie – originally

from Mulholland Avenue, but living for almost 60 years in

McDermott’s Terrace – graduated from underage to play senior

among some of the best players the club has produced.

Disappointed to miss out in the 1951 senior final, the team led

by Jack Regan bounced back the following year to take the title,

beating Dowdallshill in the final played at the old Athletic

Grounds. Seanie was at right wing, one of the youngest on the

team, and among his other colleagues were Louth All-Ireland

footballers, Hubert Reynolds and Frank Reid.

When his playing days were over, Seanie took charge of

underage teams, and in 1962 he derived huge satisfaction from

guiding the under-1