There is sadness in Killeshin this week following the passing of former Killeshin and Laois footballer Sean Price.
In the late 1950s, Killeshin won junior and intermediate titles in successive years, 1957 and 1958.
Sean Price was one of the main men on that team and starred again in 1959 when they reached a senior semi-final only to be beaten by the fine Portarlington team of that era.
Sean also represented Laois for many years and played in two Leinster football finals.
On both occasions, in 1959 and 1963, Laois came out on the losing side against Dublin.
Sean’s club Killeshin paid tribute to their former player on Facebook.
They said: “It’s with sad regret that Sean Price who played on our 57/58 junior and intermediate team and on the Laois team as well has passed away.
“Condolences to Sean’s family. He was a great person and deeply respected in our club.”
Seán, of Bishop Rogan Park, Kilcullen, Kildare and formally Crossneen, Killeshin, passed away suddenly at his residence on November 11.
Beloved Husband of the late Bernie and Anne, he is deeply regretted by his loving daughters Lynda, Pauline and Shauna, Son’s John, Michael, David and Richard, Sons-in-law, Daughters-in-law, his 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Sean’s funeral mass the took place at Church of The Sacred Heart and St. Brigid, Kilcullen at 11am today.
Funeral afterwards to Newlands Crematorium arriving at 1.30pm which maybe viewed on https://www.dctrust.ie/location/newlands-cross/chapel-webstream.html
May Sean Rest in Peace.