Seán Foran

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Seán Foran
Personal information
Irish name Seán Ó Fuaráin
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield
Born 1931
Edenderry, County Offaly, Ireland
Died 9 July 2015 (aged 84)
Edenderry, County Offaly, Ireland
Club(s)
Years Club
1948-1972 Edenderry
Club titles
Offaly titles 3
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
1949-1963 Offaly 24
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
NFL 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 17:57, 10 July 2015.

Seán Foran (1931 – 9 July 2015) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a midfielder for the Offaly senior team.[1][2]

Born in Edenderry, County Offaly, Foran first played competitive Gaelic football during his schooling at St. Mary's Knockbeg College. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Offaly minor team. He made his senior debut during the 1949 championship. Foran immediately became a regular member of the starting fifteen and won one Leinster medal.[3]

As a member of the Leinster inter-provincial team on a number of occasions, Foran won one Railway Cup medal. At club level he was a three-time championship medallist with Edenderry.

Throughout his career Foran made 24 championship appearances. He retired from inter-county football during the 1963-64 league.

In retirement from playing Foran became involved in team management and coaching. He was a selector when Offaly won the All-Ireland title in 1982.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offaly GAA mourns the death of Sean Foran". Offaly GAA website. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Death of Offaly football great Sean Foran". Hogan Stand. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Faithful Pioneers: Offaly's Football breakthrough 1960-1961". Hogan Stand. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2015.