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White passes away

Published 13/10/2011

Christy Cooney
Christy Cooney

The oldest surviving holder of an All-Ireland medal, former Kilkenny hurler Martin White, has died at the age of 102.

White won Celtic crosses in 1932, '33 and '35. He also played in the famous 1931 final with Cork, which required three games before Cork emerged victorious

He visited Croke Park before this year's All-Ireland final meeting of his native county and Tipperary and was presented with a copy of the 1939 All-Ireland final programme.

GAA President Christy Cooney said: "Martin's passion for our games and for hurling specifically remained undimmed and I had the privilege of meeting him in the run up to this year's hurling final, which he was looking forward to immensely."

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