Death occurs of former Tourlestrane and Sligo footballer

The death has occurred in Cork of former Sligo and Kerry footballer Dan Scannell at the age of 88.

From Rathmore in East Kerry, Dan, who worked in the forestry division of the Department of Agriculture, helped Tourlestrane win their first-ever Sligo senior football championship in 1956.

He played senior football for Sligo from 1955 to 1957, normally lining out at right half-back. Later when he was transferred to Kenmare, Dan played junior football for Kerry and club football for Kenmare and his native Rathmore.

His work with the Forestry division would later took him to Clonmel in 1965 and he moved with his family to Carrigtwohill in East Cork in 1974. He was involved with the Carrigtwohill GAA club for over 30 years.