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Tributes Paid To Former Westmeath Player And Manager

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Paddy Buckley played for the Lake county between 1964 and 1973.

Former Westmeath manager Paddy Buckley has died at the age of 75. 

Buckley played for the county between 1964 and 1973 before returning to manage his native county in the 1980s.

The highlight of his management tenure was a victory over then All Ireland champions Dublin, in the 1984 Centenary Cup. 

Westmeath GAA says they are deeply saddened to learn of the death of  Paddy Buckley.

In a tribute on Facebook, they say he was a passionate Westmeath and Maryland GAA man from cradle to grave, Paddy (1945 - 2020) played senior football for the county from 1964 to 1973 and also managed Westmeath footballers in the early 1980s.

"Paddy had many highlights throughout his GAA career, from playing college football with the Carmelite College, scoring 2 points in the All Ireland Minor Football Final in 1963 to scoring 0-2 for Maryland in the county SFC final vs Mullingar Shamrocks in 1966. Highlights of Paddys inter-county career included scoring 0-3 in a narrow defeat to Kerry in the 1969 NFL semi-final and managing Westmeath to a Centenary Cup first round victory over the All-Ireland champions Dublin in 1984.

All those involved in Westmeath GAA, past and present, regret to learn of Paddy's passing. Sincere sympathy is extended to all Paddys family, relatives and friends at this sad time."

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