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Kerry legend John Egan dies at 59

Kerry’s GAA community mourns the passing of the six-time All-Ireland winner.

John Egan, in action in 1984.
John Egan, in action in 1984.
Image: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

KERRY FOOTBALLER JOHN EGAN, a part of the great four-in-a-row team of the 1970s and 80s, has died. He was 59.

During his 11 years with the Kingdom from 1973 to 1984, the Sneem clubman won six All-Ireland medals and 11 Munster championships as well as five All-Star awards.

In a short statement released this morning, Kerry county chairman Patrick O’Sullivan expressed his sorrow on the passing of a man who he described as “one of Kerry’s true heroes.”

Egan is survived by his wife Mary, son John and daughter Maureen.

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