Tony Tighe

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Tony Tighe
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Midfield, Forward
Born County Cavan, Ireland
Club(s)
YearsClub
Mountnugent
St Tiernach (Clones)
Castlerahan
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCountyApps (scores)
1945–1953
Cavan 10–25
(55pts)
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 6
All-Irelands 3
NFL 1
All Stars 0

Anthony "Tony" Tighe (1927–2005) was a former Gaelic footballer who played for the Cavan county team. He won three All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals: in 1947, 1948 and 1952.

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Playing career

Tighe was 18 years old when he played at midfield on the Cavan team that lost the 1945 All-Ireland final to Cork. He played at right half-forward when Cavan beat Kerry in the 1947 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final in the New York. He had a major impact on the result and scored 1 point. [1] He scored two goals in the 1948 final against Mayo and two more from the full forward position against arch rivals Meath in the 1952 drawn final, adding a point in the replayed victory. He also won 2 National Football League medal in 1947 & 1949. He collected 2 Railway Cup medal with Ulster in 1950 and '53. [2] [3] [4]

Death

Tighe had attended the All-Ireland football fourth round qualifier between Cavan and Mayo at Roscommon's Dr. Hyde Park, and was leaving the grounds when he collapsed and died shortly afterwards, aged 77. The funeral took place from the Sacred Heart Church, Clones to the Sacred Heart Cemetery. [5]

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References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-06-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 1947 match report
  2. "Celebrating 125 years of Footballing Excellence in Ulster: 125 - Cavan Player List". Irishnews125.blogspot.com. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  3. "Cavan Obituaries 2006". Hoganstand.com. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  4. Cavan on Hoganstand.com
  5. "Tributes pour in for Tony Tighe". Irish Independent. AccessMyLibrary. 2005-08-02. Retrieved 2010-06-26.