Ardee to honour All Ireland men of 1957
SURVIVING members of the Louth 1957 squad and the families of those who have passed away have been invited to a very special ceremony in Ardee on Wednesday February 1.
They will be honoured with a special afternoon to mark the 60th anniversary of their famous success.
The idea is the brainchild of Dolores Minogue, the Cathaoirleach of the local municipal council, with the event organised by a community committee, all intent in marking the historic footballing occasion.
‘It was something I raised at an area council meeting before Christmas but didn’t get the backing needed,’ she explains. However, the public reaction to the idea simply overwhelmed her.
‘People really wanted it to happen and it has,’ she added. Individuals, plus the likes of St Mary’s GAA club and the local traders have played key elements in it.
The day will see an address by the President of the GAA, Aogan O’ Fearghail, who plans to have Sam Maguire with him at 1pm in Muldoon’s on Bridge Street.
Members of the squad and their representatives will receive special awards to mark the 60 years and a tree is also being planted on the main street, after a sponsor was secured. Local schools are also being invited to attend.