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29 May 2022

Special mass in Mohill to remember Leitrim greats McGarty & Flynn

'The Magic of McGarty' against Mayo in the National League

The late Cathal Flynn & Packie McGarty pictured at the 2016 Leitrim Supporters Club launch in Croke Park Picture: Willie Donnellan

A special anniversary mass to remember Leitrim GAA footballing legends Packie McGarty and Cathal Flynn in St Patrick’s Church in Mohill on Saturday, April 9, at 11 am.

With Covid restrictions in place last year, the Leitrim GAA community was unable to pay fitting tribute to McGarty, who passed away on April 6, 2021, and Flynn who passed away on June 3, 2021.

Friends, former players & GAA Supporters will gather for the special anniversary mass on April 9, to remember two of the greatest footballers ever produced in Mohill, Leitrim and Ireland. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Farewell to Leitrim's greatest

The Leitrim Junior team pictured before the 1952 All-Ireland Junior Football Final which they lost to Meath. Back row, left to right, Leo McAlinden (Cloone), Pat Curran (Aughawillan), Columba Cryan (Ballinamore), Kieran Shanley (Bornacoola), Aloysius Blessing (Aughavas), Michael Beirne (Kiltubrid), Jimmy McKeon (Fenagh), Eugene Boland (Bornacoola. Front row, left to right, Frank Quinn (Cloone), Packie McGarty (Mohill), Brian Sweeney (Ballinamore), Joe Bohan (Gortletteragh), Pat Reilly (Aughawillan), John Gordon (Mohill), Tony Hayden (Bornacoola)

Cathal and Packie - Leitrim's own terrible twins were a match for the best in Ireland

Former Leitrim County Board Secretary and Connacht GAA Council Tommy Moran pays tribute to the late Cathal Flynn

Cathal was as good as any of them reckoned Packie McGarty

The names Flynn and McGarty were inextricably linked in the annals of Leitrim GAA history and the McGarty family paid a warm tribute to their father's great friend Cathal Flynn after his passing last week

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