Leitrim GAA icon, Packie McGarty, has died

Well known Leitrim footballer, Packie McGarty, has passed away.

The Leitrim Observer reports he passed away in Dublin where he was living.

Born in Mohill in 1933, Packie played for Leitrim for 23 years between 1949 and 1973.

He had Connacht Senior Football Championship finals, from 1957 to 1960.

He was included on the Gaelic football team of the century, of the great GAA footballers who never won an All-Ireland medal.

He was also the only Leitrim player chosen on the Connacht GAA team of the millennium.

Leitrim GAA Chairperson, Enda Stenson, says Packie was an icon of Leitrim GAA.