Carroll, Michael

Derrynagarragh, Collinstown native Michael Patrick Carroll died at his Newlands, Mullingar home on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 - the day after his 74th birthday. As a young man, Michael was an outstanding hurler, featuring on the Rickardstown team that won the 1959 Westmeath SHC, having previously won a county U15 title with St Mary's / Collinstown two years earlier. After emigrating to London in the early 1960s, Michael became involved with the Brother Pearses GAA Club. During the mid-1990s Mick was involved in the reconstruction of the Cusack Stand at Croke Park, famously flying a maroon and white flag on top of a crane at Headquarters when Westmeath clashed with Meath in a league semi-final in 1994. Upon returning to live in Ireland following his retirement, Michael became a member and supporter of Lough Lene Gaels hurling and camogie clubs. He remained an enthusiastic hurling man who rarely missed a game at Cusack Park.

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