Sean McCormack (fourth from left, front row) with the Meath team before the start of the 1967 All-Ireland final.

Meath GAA legend Sean McCormack passes away

Former Meath goalkeeper Sean McCormack, from Kilmainhamwood, has passed away.

He died peacefully at his Boynaghbough home surrounded by his family.

Seán was the Meath goalkeeper in 1967 when the Royal County defeated Cork, 1-9 to 0-9, in the All-Ireland SFC final.

A talented outfield player Sean helped Meath to a All-Ireland junior title in 1962 playing as a back but he subsequently moved to occupy the goalkeeping position on the senior team and did so with distinction.

He played his part in the 1967 triumph and also was the Meath number one when they were defeated by Kerry in the 1970 SFC All-Ireland final. He was also part of the Meath panel that toured Australia in 1968.

Meath Co Board issued a statement expressing their sympathy with the McCormack family.

"All in Meath GAA offer their sincere condolences to the McCormack family and all in the Kilmainhamwood GAA Club," the statement read.

Predeceased by his parents Patricia and Patsy, his wife Carmel and son Johnny, Sean is survived his son, Larry, daughters, Barbara, Pat, Mag, Nickie, Julie and Kelley; Jack, Duane, in-laws, 21 grandchildren and great grandchild, Tyler, brothers Padraig and Larry, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

He is reposing at his daughter Nickie's residence (A82 P440) on Saturday from 3pm to 8pm and Sunday from 3pm to 8pm. Removal Monday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt for 10am funeral Mass with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.