Dublin All-Ireland winner dies

December 21, 2006
The death has occurred of Mick Falvey, who played at midfield on the Dublin football team that won the 1942 All-Ireland crown. The Dingle native died following a short illness in the Mater Hospital on Wednesday, December 20. He was one of six Kerrymen based in Dublin who helped end a 19-year famine to bring the Sam Maguire Cup back to the capital when they defeated Galway by two points. There were six Dublin natives on the team, as well as one player each from Longford, Sligo and Cork. A past pupil of Dingle CBS, Falvey played for the Munster Colleges in 1934 before entering the Civil Service the following year. He worked in the National Library for 10 years before moving to the Department of Education. He was a member of the Civil Service team that won a Dublin SFC title in 1944, playing alongside Cork hurling great and former Taoiseach Jack Lynch. Falvey lived in Glasnevin and recently attended the launch of Sean Og O Ceallachain's book "The Dubs - Dublin GAA since the 1940s".

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