Ireland pays tribute to Paddy Fanning, an Ireland-based offspring footballer who died at the age of 99.
He died of motor neurone disease and is survived by his wife Catherine and their children Barry and Amy.
Ofali GAA said it was saddened by Fenning’s loss and added that despite his diagnosis, “he is committed to helping others and has made significant efforts to raise এই 15,000 to investigate the condition and help those affected.” As well as helping the homeless in Offaly.
“The launch of this fundraiser in February was a perfect example of Paddy’s appreciation across the county with lots of voting.”
Tullamore’s clubman scored the only goal of the All Ireland game in the 1972 final, when Afali defeated Kerry 1-1-1-19 0-13.
Fanning’s looping effort from a distance has only been found to give the faithful an edge that they won’t leave the rest of the game.
This helped secure Fenning’s second medal, as he was on the panel that defeated Galway in the 1971 decision.
Recalling the 1994 finals, he said: “I was a little disappointed not to start the 19-11 final but the first was always sweet and that win will be a special memory, even though ’72 was ahead of the corner and because I played all the time, I think I did my bit that year.
His offseason debut against Mayo came in the friendly area of Wembley Stadium in 1999 and he marked the occasion as a goal.
Fenning’s last game for the trustees came in the 1970s with all-Ireland semi-final defeats to longtime rivals Kerry.
However, he felt that he still had enough to give: “There was a slight difference with my management at the time and although I was told to go back to training, I decided to call it a day, but I probably took a break a little earlier.
“I had a lot more football in me when I was thirty. I played with the club for four or five years before putting on the boots.
In addition to his two All Ireland medals, he also claimed four Leinster football championship medals.
Along with Tullamore, Fenning Offley won the Senior Football Championship title in 1973 and 1977.