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.


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere sent off after under-23s brawl

Victoria Azarenka pulls out of US Open for personal reasons

Billy Vunipola to miss first month of Saracens' season with injury

Man City v Everton: Two red cards and Wayne Rooney's milestone made for an eventful game


Today's Stories

Ref Gough not most popular in Kerry, says O’Sullivan

Ireland bid to banish RWC ‘hurt’

Buckley breaks Harps resistance

Fitzmaurice must now be thinking a step ahead

Lifestyle

Scoring a goal for the homeless

Making Cents: It’s barking mad not to consider your pet costs

From Russia with love (of dancing)

The Islands of Ireland: Knight to remember on Clare Island

More From The Irish Examiner