Death of Castleisland’s Hanafin

The death has occurred of former Castleisland Desmonds and Kerry midfielder, Dermot Hanafin, at the age of 84.

Hanafin, who was born in Fenit, was a primary teacher, who spent most of his working life in Castleisland, where he was a leading light with the local club for many years. He lined out at midfield when Castleisland District, won their only County SFC title defeating Killarney in 1950.

Hanafin made eight championship appearances for Kerry between 1950 and 1953 at midfield, scoring 1-1. He won Munster medals in 1950, 51 and 53, before winning the coveted Celtic Cross in 1953.

His son Dermot Jnr also played with the Kingdom.

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