Offaly football legend O'Connor dies, aged 58

Offaly football legend Liam O'Connor has passed away at the age of 58.

Liam famously lined up the goal for Seamus Darby in the 1982 All-Ireland final that prevented Kerry from winning the Five-in-a-Row.

The Walsh Island clubman lined out beside his brother Tomás in the final.

He is survived by his mother Nanette, wife Maria, sons Mark, Thomas, Matthew, Luke and Andrew and daughter Emily.

A funeral Mass for O'Connor, who had been living in Waterford, will take place on Thursday at the Church Of Assumption, Aglish at 11am.

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