Louth mourns 1957 hero Peadar Smith

February 25, 2014

Louth All-Ireland winners, l/r: Peadar Smith (RIP) and Kevin Beahan
Louth's 1957 All-Ireland winning centre back Peadar Smith has passed away following an illness.

Part of the Wee County team that famously captured the Sam Maguire Cup by beating Cork by two points in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park, Smith also enjoyed an illustrious club career with Oliver Plunketts.

The eighth member of the '57 team to pass away, he was a late addition to the Louth starting team for the All-Ireland final following the late withdrawal of Jim McArdle.

His grandson Paraic is a member of the current Louth senior squad.

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