Death of Jimmy Smyth
The death has taken place in Dublin at the age of 82 of the great Clare hurler Jimmy Smyth.
Often described as one of the best hurlers – if not the best – never to win an All-Ireland, he set a scoring record in the 1953 Munster championship, hitting 6-4 against Limerick.
Though success eluded him with Clare, he played with Christy Ring and John Doyle on Munster Railway Cup teams, winning eight medals. After his playing career ended he became an administrator in Croke Park.
His funeral takes place this morning at 11 in St John’s church Clontarf, Dublin, and afterwards to his native Ruan in Clare.