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Liam Danagher R.I.P.

September 24th, 2020

“It is with sadness, that we have learned of the death of Liam Danagher, one of the finest hurlers to play for Newmarket on Fergus and Clare. Known to many as ‘Cass’, he was given the nickname in his youth by someone who thought he was The Greatest, just like Cassius Clay. And oh how he lived up to it! Though slight of build, he was an incredibly skilful stickman, he could flick and volley without ever having to catch. Add in his speed and stamina and you had a perfect midfielder, both architect and engine for a Newmarket team which won two three-in-a-rows in the 1960s. Cass was an end to end scorer, provider and defender not only for his club but also Clare at a period when we beat all the top teams, Cork, Tipp, Kilkenny, without quite making the breakthrough. 7 Clare Cups, 8 Senior County titles, 2 Munster clubs and a Railway Cup; he won them all and on the day widely regarded as Newmarket’s most complete ever performance, the 1969 county final replay, he was Man of the Match. For that perfect hour, Liam Danagher walked on water.
Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”

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