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One of Mayo's 1950 and 1951 All-Ireland winners has died

Fr Peter Quinn passed away at the weekend.

ONE OF THE last survivors from the last Mayo teams to lift Sam Maguire in 1950 and 1951 has passed away.

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Fr Peter Quinn was right half-back on the Mayo team that won the All-Ireland final against Louth in 1950 and left half-back on the Mayo side that defeated Meath in the All-Ireland decider in 1951.

He passed away on Saturday in a nursing home in Enniscrone in Sligo.

Quinn played football for his local club Ardnaree Sarsfields, who next Saturday will contest the AIB All-Ireland junior club football final against Kerry’s Templenoe in Croke Park.

His passing leaves Paddy Prendergast and Padraig Carney as the only players still alive from the last Mayo team to lift Sam.

Prendergast lives in Kerry while Carney resides in the United States.

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