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DISTINGUISHED FOOTBALLER PASSES

Leinster Leader, October 20, 1962.

Distinguished 
Footballer
Passes

The death has taken place at his home of Mr. Laurence Cribbin, Richardstown, Clane, one of Kildare’s greatest All-Ireland footballers. He was 82.
Born in Clane, he began his great career with the local club team, and first donned the white jersey as a senior player in 1901. That was the start pf a wonderful career, which was to span nineteen years in senior ranks, and during which he won 47 medals in hurling and football.
Larry Cribbin became known as one of the strongest defenders of the game. He figured in the famous replayed finals of 1903 against Kerry. Two years later, he won his first All-Ireland medal. In 1906 he turned out with Kildare Junior Hurlers and went on to win a Leinster championship medal. In the years that followed, he switched from left-full back to goal and made his last appearance in the Leinster final of 1920, when Kildare defeated Dublin in the Leinster following their second All-Ireland victory the previous year. During his career Mr. Cribbin also represented Leinster on many occasions and was a member of the famous Leinster team to contest the Railway Shield against Munster in 1903.
Mr. Cribbin’s wife died in August of last year.
The remains were removed to the Church of SS Patrick and Brigid, Clane, on Tuesday evening and the funeral took place to the Abbey Cemetery on Wednesday. A Guard of Honour of former colleagues was under Mr. Peter Marron, Clane.
The late Mr. Cribbin is survived by sons, Messrs. Jack, Tom, Larry and Frank; daughters, Mrs. B. Dowling, Mrs. M. Casey, Mrs. W. McNamee and Mrs. L. Taylor (England), brothers, Messrs. Thomas, John and Denis; step brother Mr. W. Merriman and sister Mrs. M. Farrell.  

A story from the Leinster Leader, October 20, 1962 about the death of Kildare footballer, Laurence Cribbin, who held 47 medals in hurling and football including two All - Ireland football medals. Re-typed by Killian Brennan.


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