Victor Sherlock

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Victor Sherlock
Personal information
Irish name Buadhach Ó Scorlóg
Sport Gaelic football
Position Left half forward, Midfield
Born 1924
Kingscourt, County Cavan
Died 21 June 2004 (age 80)
Kilmainhamwood, County Meath
Club(s)
Years Club
1944–1947
1947–1948
1948–1965
Gypsum Rangers
Scotstown
Kingscourt Stars
Club titles
Cavan titles 2
Ulster titles 0
All-Ireland Titles 0
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1945–1947
1948–1953
Meath
Cavan
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 5
All-Irelands 2
NFL 2
All Stars 0

Victor Sherlock (1924–2004) was a former Gaelic football player for Meath and Cavan. Among other honours, he won All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals in 1948 and 1952 with Cavan.

Playing career[edit]

Sherlock was a versatile footballer. He played left half forward with Meath winning the 1945/46 National Football League beating Wexford 2-2 to 6 pts and he won a Leinster Senior Football Championship medal in 1947. He then transferred to Cavan where he formed a brilliant midfield partnership with Phil 'The Gunner' Brady and scored a goal against Mayo in the 1948 Final. Phil Brady become his brother-in-law in 1953. He won his 2nd National Football League medal in 1949/50 season. He collected 4 Railway Cup medals with Ulster.[1]

Sherlock received many Ulster handball championship medals and one Junior All-Ireland singles medal in 1949.

Death[edit]

Victor Sherlock died at Kilmainhamwood Nursing Home at the age of 80 on 21 June 2004.[2]

Honours[edit]

Meath
Cavan

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kingscourtstars.ie/?page_id=220 A Boyhood Idol By: Mattie Kennedy
  2. ^ Obituaries