Des Ferguson to be honoured

December 10, 2010

Des and his wife Maire enjoy a game at Pairc Tailteann
Saturday, December 11th will see one of Meath and Dublin's best known GAA characters being honoured.

The renowned Gaeil Colmcille club in Meath will pay tribute to Des 'Snitchie' Ferguson in the Gaelic Centre at 7.30pm, with the presentation being made by the Voice of the GAA Micheal O Muircheartaigh.

Des Ferguson will be best remembered as a half forward of lightening speed and strength which were a huge asset to the Dubs in 1958.

He later moved to full forward and it was there that he played in the '63 final when he had a great battle with Noel Tierney as Dublin emerged victorious.

The former St. Vincents star - he won countless hurling and football honours with the great Marino club - continued to play with Dublin even after he moved to Meath but in '64 when he transferred to Kells, he joined Gaeil Colmcille who went on to win senior titles in 1966 and '68.

Tickets are Eu25, which includes a four-course meal and music throughout the evening, and can be purchased from any committee member.

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