Leyden tribute to Gilmartin in Seanad


On the Order of Business in Seanad Eireann on Wednesday Senator Terry Leyden paid tribute to the late Liam Gilmartin, the last surviving member of the Roscommon team which achieved All-Ireland success in 1943 and 1944. Mr. Gilmartin died at the weekend (see pages 9, 10 & 11).

   He said: “Saturday, 2nd of March was the end of an era with departure of a great Rossie, Liam Gilmartin, a native of Ballymurray, Knockcroghery.

  “With late captain Jimmy Murray (RIP) they led a great team which included then future Oireachtas members Jack McQuillan and Dr. Hugh Gibbons”.