Carnaross GAA Club, Co. Meath - A82 DW01

Tommy Fox - RIP

The death has occurred of Tommy Fox, a great Carnaross and Meath Gael.

Tommy first came to prominence in 1950 when he played at wing half back on the Carnaross under 14 championship winning team, a tournament which was played for the first time since the war years. He also went on to represent the club at adult level and played on the Carnaross Junior and Intermediate Championship winnings sides of 1955 and 1957. He lined out at half back in the Junior Final and starred at midfield in the Intermediate Final.

He moved to Yorkshire in 1960 and was picked to play for them in 1961. They reached the All-Ireland Junior Final but were beaten by Louth by one point. In 1962 Tommy moved to London and played his football with St. Marys in Kilburn. With emigration at an all-time high there were 65 GAA clubs in London at that time. Tommy won three Senior Championships with St Marys or ‘the Mary’s’ as he used to call them. He played for London in 1964 when they reached the All-Ireland Junior Final where they played Cork. London led at half-time by 5 points but lost out in the end by two points.

Tommy returned home to live in Carnaross in the early 1970’s. He has always been a great supporter of the club, an outspoken critic, his loud resonant voice a feature of games down through the years. Tommy received a Sean Gael award from Meath County Board in 2007, pictured, and has been club president for the last number of years.

Sadly ill-health restricted his attendance at games in the last few years. However he was in Athboy a few weeks ago at the championship game against Ballivor.

We extend our sympathies to the Fox family.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at his residence (Eircode A82FP52) from 2pm to 9pm on Friday, with removal on Saturday morning to St. Ciaran's Church, Carnaross for 11am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in Holy Family Cemetery, Carnaross. House private on Saturday morning.

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