Limerick honour 1897 hero Hanley

February 09, 2010
When Limerick travelled to London for last weekend's NFL encounter, their county board took time out to remember Sean Og Hanley who won an All-Ireland SHC medal some 103 years previously.

Sean Og was part of the county's first All-Ireland SHC win in 1897 when Kilfinnae defeated Tulloran from Kilkenny in the national decider.

He emigrated to London soon after and played in another All-Ireland final in 1900, this time in the colours of London Irish.

He passed away in 1915 at the age of 38 and in 1958 his grave at Kensel West was restored by family and friends, together with the Limerick Association in London and is still maintained to this day.

On Sunday morning last members of the Limerick county board laid a wreath on Sean Og's grave as the final part of their 125 celebrations, with prayers said in front of a large number of Limerick supporters.

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