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Frankie Byrne (May 1924 – 8 February 2019) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a right wing-forward for the Meath senior team.[2]

Frankie Byrne
Personal information
Irish name Prionsias Ó Broin
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right wing-forward
Born May 1924
Navan, County Meath, Ireland
Died 8 February 2019(2019-02-08) (aged 94)[1]
Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Occupation Primary school teacher
Years Club
Navan Parnells
Erin's Hope
Clann na nGael
Navan O'Mahonys
Club titles
Meath titles 2
Years County
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 2

Byrne made his senior début during the 1943 championship. He went on to play a key role during a golden age for Meath, and won one All-Ireland medal, three Leinster medals and two National League medals. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.



  1. ^ Donohoe, John (8 February 2019). "Death of Frankie Byrne, last remaining Meath '49er". Meath Chronicle. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Meath greats: Frankie Byrne". Hogan Stand. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2016.