Cyril Cassidy (RIP) Last Surviving member of Leitrim Minor team that reached the All Ireland Minor Football Final in 1945.


The death has occurred of Cyril Cassidy, the last surviving member of the Leitrim Minor team that reached the All Ireland Minor Final in 1945.

Cyril Cassidy, played at left full forward on the Leitrim Minor team beaten by Dublin in the Final. In the All Ireland Final he played on Denis Mahony, who subsequently captained Dublin in the 1955 All Ireland Senior Final. In the Connacht Final of that year, Leitrim beat Sligo in a replay by 2-6 to 1-5.

Cyril was from Drumeela and he worked in Dublin for many years and more recently lived in Termonfeckin, Co Louth.

He died on Monday 30th March in Gormanston Wood Nursing Home.

Coiste Contae Liatroma would like to express their condolences to his daughter Moira, sons Declan and Barry, grandchildren Sam, Max, Lewis, Fintan and Alastar, extended family, relatives and friends.

Go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire air.

(Submitted by Seán Ó Súilleabháin)