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End of an era in Camross at passing of Fint Lalor

The death has occurred in Camross of Fint Lalor, the man who captained the local GAA club to their first senior hurling title in 1959 and again in 1963.

His son Fint also captained Camross to win a senior championship in 1993 making them the first father-and-son duo to achieve that feat.

Fint worked for many years as the right-hand man of well-known builder Charlie Breen.

After his playing career, Fint was involved with many Camross teams and was over the 1976 side that won Laois and Leinster titles and lost the All Ireland club final to the famed Glen Rovers club from Cork.

Incidentally, the death has also occurred of Mick Dowling in Camross, a team-mate of Fint’s on those Camross teams.

Fint passed away this week in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, surrounded by his loving family family.

He is survived by his wife Maria, sons Fintan and John, grandchildren Finn and Sarah, brother Michael, daughter-in-law Helen, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Fint is reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath this Friday evening from 7.0’clock, with Rosary at 9.0’clock.

Removal on Saturday morning to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross (eircode R32 VY79), for Requiem Mass at 10.0’clock, followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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