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Shock at sudden passing of well known local GAA player Ken Meegan

Shock at sudden passing of well known local GAA player Ken Meegan

The death occurred suddenly yesterday of well known local GAA player Ken Meegan.

The Louth Village man was a proud member of St Mochta’s GFC where he won numerous honours over the years, including Junior Championships in 2004 and 2009 and a Division Three league winners’ medal in 2007.

Ken in action for St Mochta’s

Ken, who worked as Site Finance Manager at Kerry Foods in Carrickmacross, passed away suddently yesterday leaving the village in shock.

Known for his kind nature, Ken was a gifted player who had played GAA in the county from a young age. He was part of a St Mochta’s/St Joseph’s/Annaghminnon Rovers side which won a Division One Minor League title in 1993, followed by an Under 21 Championship in 1995.

He would go on to line out countless times for his beloved St Mochta’s over more than two decades, playing into his 40s and even featuring in the league for the side this season.

Perhaps the highlight of his playing career came in 2009 when two goals in a semi-final win over Ballyboughal of Dublin secured St Mochta’s path into the Leinster Junior Club Championship final on what was the club’s 75th anniversary.

Numerous clubs from around the county have been paying tribute to Ken since news of his passing broke with the common consensus being that he was a real gentleman of the game.

Ken is survived by his wife Lynne (née McCrory), son Ryan, parents Tom and May, brother Anthony, sisters Pauline Goss, Joan Dillon and Fiona Little and father-in-law Fra McCrory.

Ken will be reposing at his home in Artoney, Louth Village from 2pm to 8pm on Friday. Removal will take place on Saturday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, arriving for Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Sympathy to his family and friends.

May he Rest in Peace.

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