Offaly mourns Larry Coughlan

September 15, 2009

The late Larry Coughlan (2nd from left back row ) picture with the Offaly team that won the All Ireland SFC in 1972
Offaly GAA is mourning the death of Larry Coughlan, who was corner back on the county's 1972 All-Ireland winning football team. A retired army commandant, Larry hailed from Geashill where he played for the local Raheen club. He enjoyed a long career with the Faithful County, first coming to notice as a sub on the first Offaly team to win the Leinster championship in 1960. He was only 19 at the time. He went on to win All-Ireland medals in 1971 and '72 when Offaly defeated Galway and Kerry respectively. He didn't play in the '71 final, but was a key figure at left corner back in the following year's success. A true gentleman, Larry lived in Newbridge, Co. Kildare where he was laid to rest this afternoon.


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