There was sadness in Louth GAA circles this week following the death of the great Kevin Beahan who helped Louth win an All Ireland Senior Football Championship in 1957. The former St Mary’s Ardee midfielder still remains to this day Louth’s all-time top championship scorer. As well as winning the All Ireland with Louth in 1957 Kevin was also immensely proud of the five senior championship medals he won with St Mary’s.
Although he lived most of his life in Dublin Kevin’s heart was always in Ardee and he was a regular visitor to Páirc Mhuire over the years to cheer on the Mary’s. The Ardee club posted a condolence message for one of their best ever players following his passing on Sunday.
“It is with great sadness we at Ardee St. Mary’s learn of the passing of the great Kevin Beahan, RIP.
“Although living most of his life in Dublin Kevin always considered Ardee as home and always kept in touch with his beloved St Mary’s regularly attending matches, indeed as late as last year and at the age of 88 he could be seen attending St Marys matches at Páirc Mhuire. Kevin also co-managed the Mary’s in conjunction with Aidan Magennis from 1990 to 1992 the highlight of their tenure being a brilliant victory over Stabannon in the Cardinal O Donnell cup final in 1991.
“We at St Mary’s have always known how much Kevin loved his club his town and his county and he has been so inspirational to us all and he will always be so fondly remembered by everybody involved in GAA in Ardee and Louth. We at St. Mary’s sent our condolences to his Family and Friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,”.
Louth GAA also passed on their deepest sympathies on behalf of all Louth Gaels to his family friends and clubs Ardee St Mary’s and Sean McDermott’s in Dublin.