Mee back in the winners enclosure

Just short of 64 years after being part of the Meath panel that won the All-Ireland SFC for just the second time Trim's Dick Mee was back in the winners enclosure last weekend when he won the August Medal at co Meath Golf Club.
Playing off a handicap of 25 and at just 85-years-young Mee proved he lost none of his sporting ability in the intervening years as he posted a score of 68 nett to claim the medal aftyer two days of competition.

 At the presentation of the Co Meath GC August Medal (from left) were President Valeria Fitzgerald, Lady Captain Patricia Giles, sponsor Christine Flanagan, Dick Mee and Captain Dermot Rayfus.


To prove his golfing ability is as good as his footballing prowess was Mee even managed to par the index 1 Par 4 enormously long 17th hole at the magnificent Co Meath club.
The then 21-year-old Mee was an unused substitute in the 1-13 to 1-7 All-Ireland final win over Kerry at Croke Park in 1954.

The Meath players who claimed the 1954 All-Ireland SFC title (from left) were: back - Paddy Brady, Ned Durnin, Dick Mee, Jimmy Farrell, Brian Smith, Kevin McConnell, Michael Grace, Paddy Connell, Tom Moriarty, Bernard Flanagan, Frankie Byrne, Gerald Smith, Paddy O'Brien; front -  Patsy Ratty, Jimmy Reilly, Kevin Lenehan, Tom O'Brien, Matty McDonnell, Peter McDermott (captain), Paddy Meegan, Patsy McGearty, Willie Rattigan, Larry O'Brien, John Clarke, Michael O'Brien.