Tributes paid to late Galway football legend Tom ‘Pook’ Dillon

Galway Daily sport Tributes paid to local football legend Tom Pook Dillon

Tributes have been paid to the late Galway football legend Tom ‘Pook’ Dillon who passed away this week.

Tom had been a stalwart of local and county football in Galway for a long time.

He was left cornerback on the Galway team who won the 1956 All-Ireland Senior football final when they beat Cork by 2-13 to 3-7.

1956 Galway Senior Football team
1956 Galway Senior Football team

The 93 year old passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening at Hillside Nursing Home in Aughrim.

He is survived by his daughters Mary, Patricia, Ann, Deirdre, Clare, and Joan, along with his sister Mary, brother Christy and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 2017 he got to put his hands on the Liam MacCarthy Cup as well when the Mannion brothers brought to his house after the All Ireland win against Waterford.

At the time of his passing Tom was president of Ahascragh/Fohenagh GAA Club.

Ahascragh/Fohenagh GAA Club said they were very sad to here about the loss of their long time colleague who had given so many years to the club.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


photo credit: Galway GAA