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The late Mackie Moyna

November 22nd, 2017

The late Mackie Moyna


With news of the passing of Mackey Moyna to his eternal reward on Wednesday (November 22nd)  the Scotstown club and the GAA in Monaghan have lost another link with the past and a man who served club and county with distinction.

Mackey Moyna represented Scotstown and Monaghan before his departure to Dublin for work ended his involvement. He first represented Louth at inter county level when, as a student at St. Mary’s College in Dundalk.  He lined out for the “Wee” county in the 1945 Leinster minor football championship which was to lead to a somewhat controversial end. His twin brother Tommy was on the Monaghan minor team that won the Ulster minor football championship that year and went on to play in the Leitrim in the All Ireland semi final in Croke Park. During that game Tommy picked up an arm injury so the Monaghan selectors decided to replace him with his identical twin Mackey, but the switch was detected and the game was up. Nevertheless Mackey went on the have a very successful career with Monaghan at senior level.

He was a member of the team that played Cork in the “home” All Ireland in 1947, won a Dr. McKenna Cup medal in 1948, played in both the Lagan and McKenna Cups in 1949, played against Armagh in the 1950 Ulster senior football championship as well as winning a Lagan Cup medal and lined out against Derry in the Ulster championship in 1951 as well as playing in the National football league quarter final against Meath in Croke Park that same year.

Around this time Mackey moved to work and live in Dublin but never lost touch with this native place and continued to support Monaghan up until very recently and particularly when they played at HQ. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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