Derry pay tribute to former great Owen Gribbin

FORMER Newbridge and Derry player Owen Gribbin passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90.  Gribbin starred on the Derry team that reached the 1958 All-Ireland Final, a side managed by his brother Roddy.
After winning the Ulster title, Derry beat Kerry in the semi-final before falling to Dublin in September's final.
One of Derry's finest ever players was part of a famous footballing family.  At club level he lined out alongside his brothers Willie, Roddy, Mickey, High Francis and Henry.
"Sometimes forgotten amongst talk of great Derry footballers, Owen Gribbin was a household name throughout Ireland in the 50s," commented a Derry GAA spokesperson.
"One of the finest to wear the red and white jersey. A gentleman all his days, Owen Gribbin will remain an icon of Derry GAA. He will be greatly missed."

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