Death of Down All-Ireland winner Kieran Denvir

August 10, 2022

A view of a Down flag.

Another link with the famous Down All-Ireland SFC winning team of 1960 has been severed with the passing of Kieran Denvir.

The Kilclief native was a talented footballer and hurler who lined out at corner forward on the first Down team to win an Ulster SFC title in 1959. The following year, he came on as a half-time sub as the Mourne County defeated Kerry to take the Sam Maguire Cup across the border for the first time.

Kieran also represented UCD, Ballina Stephenites in Mayo and Ulster in the Railway Cup with distinction. His father James Denvir was elected as the first chairman of Down GAA in 1903.

Predeceased by his wife Monica, Kieran is survived by his children Fiona, Mark, Paula, Rory, Angus and Ciara, son-in-law Pete, daughters-in-law, Moira, Annette and Andrea and his grandchildren. May he rest in peace.

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