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Frankie Walsh, captain of 1959 Waterford team that won the All-Ireland, passes away aged 76

Updated: Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 12:35 | Comments

Waterford - with Frankie Walsh fourth from the left - defeated the Cats 3-12 to 1-10 in the replayed hurling decider of '59
Waterford - with Frankie Walsh fourth from the left - defeated the Cats 3-12 to 1-10 in the replayed hurling decider of '59

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The death has occurred of Frankie Walsh, who captained the Waterford hurlers to All-Ireland success in 1959.

The 76-year-old died in Waterford Regional Hospital after being taken ill recently.

The victory in '59 was the last time the Déise county lifted Liam MacCarthy following victory over Kilkenny after a replay.  

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