By Robert Cox Dec 8th 2020
We would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Danny Gleeson (Kilcock) who sadly passed away yesterday.
Danny (pictured front row, 2nd from the left) was a member of the victorious Kilcock Senior Football team of the 50s and was corner back in the 58′ final.
This extract and photo was taken from the Kilcock Gaa FB page from 2018, as the club remembered ‘The Mighty Men of 58″
2018 marked the 60th anniversary of the last Kilcock team to win a Kildare SFC.
“Having won the competition in both 1955 and 1957 Kilcock were a major force in Kildare GAA.
Round Towers awaited Kilcock in the county final.
Kilcock lined out as follows:
- Tom Hanrahan
- Danny Gleeson
- Morgan Foley
- Bobby O Connell
- Paddy Gibbons
- Noel Moran
- Tommy Goulding
- Peter Maguire
- Fred Gibbons
- Pat Flynn
- Larry McCormack
- Billy Maguire
- A Byrne
- Pat Daly
- Davy Dalton
Subs: B Fitzsimons , J O Brien, J Quinn, P Kane, P Holmes
Played in Newbridge in front of over 6000 people Kilcock blew Round Towers away in the first half leading by 1-8 to 0-3 at the break. Towers were a battle hardened team however and fought back to level matters as the game entered its final stages. With the game in the balance up stepped Pat Daly to decide the game as he buried the ball to the back of the net. Kilcock were champions once again.
FT Score : Kilcock 3-12 Round Towers 3-8
Peter Maguire was said to be the best player on the field with his fielding a sight to behold! The Gibbons brothers Paddy and Fred were also outstanding as was McCormack. Kilcocks top scorer on the day was Billy Maguire as he scored a remarkable 2-4 from wing forward. Pat Flynn also chipped in with 0-4 along with 0-1 from Davy Dalton.
Huge bonfires on the Fair Green greeted the team as they arrived back to Kilcock and it was said that the celebrations lasted well into the following week”
Rip Danny. 💚💛
Ar dheis go raibh a anam 🙏