Paddy Prendergast, former winner of the All-Ireland Football Championship with Mayo, has died aged 95.

The Ballintubber native was a full-back on the last side from the county to claim Sam Maguire honours when they beat Meath in Croke Park in 1951.

That was their second consecutive title after a victory over Louth the previous year.

He had formerly played inter-county football with Donegal, after his work as a Garda took him north, but it was with his native Mayo that he achieved the most success.

Mayo have appeared in 11 finals since that victory 70 years ago, but failed to win any of them, as well as two drawn games.

One panel member from the team of '51 is still alive.

Dr Mick Loftus went on to serve as the President of the GAA but didn't feature in that decider against the Royals.