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Down gaelic football legend Patsy O'Hagan passes away

Patsy O'Hagan
Patsy O'Hagan wore the Mourne County jersey with distinction

Down GAA is in mourning after the death of twice All-Ireland Football winner Patsy O'Hagan.

The Clonduff club-man died over the weekend in Galway, where he lived since the 1970s.

O'Hagan played on the 1960 Down team that were the first side from the six Northern Ireland counties to clinch the Sam Maguire Cup.

He went on to lift a second All-Ireland medal 12 months later when Down retained the title.

O'Hagan also was the first Irishman to score a hat-trick at Wembley Stadium.

In the early 1960s, a number of gaelic teams played in a tournament at the world-famous London venue and O'Hagan scored four goals in a match against Galway.

After the feat, there were reports in the English press that Chelsea were keen on signing the gaelic footballer.

O'Hagan made his name as a full-forward but also played full-back for the Mourne County.

He was also a selector for the Down team which won the 1968 All-Ireland title.



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