Updated: 14/01/17 : 06:01:24Printable Version
THE DEATH has occurred of one of Sligo's best known Gaelic football stalwarts.
late Jim Killoran played full back on a star studded Sligo which played
reigning All Ireland senior football champions Galway in the 1965
was also one of a group of Sligo players who travelled at weekends by
boat and plane from their work in England to play for the county in that
That group included Paddy Christie, Brendan O'Boyle, Brendan McCauley, Frank Gaffney, Jim Killoran.
The Sligo 'county' careers of that era were overshadowed by two great Galway teams at both provincial and national level.
Deceased grew up near the Sligo/Roscommon border but in his later years Mr Killoran lived near Sligo town.
Up to last year he regularly exercised at lunch time from his home to the town centre.
His funeral will take place next Tuesday, with his removal at 10.30am to St. Joseph’s Church, Ballytivnan, Sligo arriving for Mass of the Resurrection at 11am with burial afterwards in Ballinafad Cemetery.
For the record the Sligo and Galway team which lined out in that 1965 Connacht Final were:-
Sub: Peter Brennan for Hannon.
John Bosco McDermott;
Sub: Mick Garret for Reynolds.