McPartlan, Fr Peter

A former county footballer with Leitrim, Fr Peter passed away on April 21st, 2012 following a long battle with illness. He served as curate in Coventry, Cavan town, Newtownmanor, Drumreilly, Castletara and Drumlane and was parish priest in Ballintemple from 1999 until his death. As a student, he featured on the Carlow Colleges side that won the Interseminary football competition on three consecutive years as well as an All-Ireland Advanced Colleges title in 1972. Having line out with Aughnasheelin in Leitrim, he won a junior 'B' medal with Drumalee before starring at midfield on the first Glencar/Manorhamilton team to win the Leitrim SFC in 1977. Fr Peter also lined out regularly for Leitrim during the 1970s. He tended to get involved with the clubs in any area he was ministering in, becoming president of Lacken Celtics.

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