Alfie Monk, who held the distinction of winning All-Ireland football titles with Louth and Meath in the 1950s, has passed away.

The Drogheda native, who won a junior All-Ireland with Meath in 1951 and a senior title with Louth six years later, died in Dundalk hospital last Sunday.

The corner-forward was a key figure in bringing Sam Maguire to the Wee County in 1957, though suffered an injury in the Leinster final against Dublin and missed the subsequent wins over Tyrone and Cork.

"I extend my sympathy and sympathy of Louth GAA to his wife Gladys, his children Rodney, Jackie and Gary, daughters-in-law Amanda and Sheila, son-in-law Jeff, grandchildren Lewis, Zoe, Louise, Caroline and Hannah, his brother Eddie, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law and friends," county chairman Peter Fitzpatrick said.