Paddy Mo honoured with award

Paddy Mo honoured with award

29 August 2018

LEGENDARY Down Gaelic footballer Paddy Doherty is to be honoured ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland final.

Doherty will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Gaelic Players’ Association at a celebratory lunch in Dublin on Saturday.

Also being recognised will be Doherty’s team-mates in the 1968 Down side which secured the county’s third All-Ireland triumph with victory over Kerry in the final. 

Ballykinlar man Doherty was one of the undoubted stars of Down football in the 1960s.

The Down team of the early 1960s, of which he was an integral part, caught the imagination of the public with their bright and breezy style and their arrival on the All-Ireland scene provided the GAA with a massive boost as huge crowds flocked to their games. 

During that decade Down broke new ground, becoming the first county to bring an All-Ireland title across the border.

The 1960s remain the most revered decade in Down’s history and brought three All-Ireland titles, six Ulster Championships and three National League triumphs.