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Tom Ashe and Donal Marcus O'Neill RIP 2016-10-20 22:57:00

Tom Ashe and Donal Marcus O'Neill RIP
The deaths have occurred of two former Kerry players from the 40s and 50s.

Tom Ashe RIP
Tom Ashe who passed away on Thursday played 9 Championship games and 14 League games for Kerry between 1949 and 1953 in a Senior career that culminated in an All Ireland Final victory over Armagh in his final year. Indeed in the ’53 semi final Ashe scored two goals as Kerry defeated Louth.
The Dingle man played in the 1946 Minor Final when Kerry defeated Dublin and 2 years later he was on the Dingle team that defeated Shannon Rangers to win the county Senior championship title for the 6th and last time. In 1951 Dingle reached the Count y Final once more but on this occasion they were defeated by Killarney’s Dick Fitzgeralds.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Donal "Marcus" O'Neill RIP
The death has occurred of former Kerry goalkeeper Donal "Marcus" O'Neill. Born in Farranfore, he played 7 championship games and 16 League games for Kerry between 1952 and 1958 though he did not manage to win an All Ireland.
Originally a member of the Legion Club, O'Neill played in 5 County Finals - In 1950 with Killarney when defeated by Castleisland, and 1951 with another Killarney combination, Dick Fitzgeralds when defeating Dingle. On moving to Cahersiveen, he won three County Championships with South Kerry in the company of the likes of Mick O'Dwyer, Mick O'Connell and Ned Fitzgerald, in 1955 defeating North Kerry, 1956 when defeating Kerins O'Rahillys and 1958 when St Brendans were defeated.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.