The late ‘Boiler’ White, Kildare GAA player

The death occurred last week of Paddy ‘Boiler’ White, former Sarsfields and Kildare footballer and grandfather of current Sarsfields and Kildare footballer Gary White.

The death occurred last week of Paddy ‘Boiler’ White, former Sarsfields and Kildare footballer and grandfather of current Sarsfields and Kildare footballer Gary White.

Paddy won five senior championships with Sarsfields; in 1945, 1947, and played on the 1950 to 52 three-in-a-row championship winning teams.

He also played for Kildare, making his debut in a league match against Wicklow in October 1944 before retiring in 1955, a year before Kildare won the Leinster Championship, beating Wexford in the final.

After his retirement from football, he became a selector with Sarsfields and also had a spell as a Kildare selector. He was named on the Kildare team of the Millenium.

At the removal, Sarsfields held a Guard of Honour and there was also a Guard of Honour by led by Kildare GAA Chairman John McMahon, which included Paddy’s team mates from the 1950s Larry McCormack, Ned Treacy, Jim Clarke and his Sarsfields team mate Miko Doyle, who were on the Leinster Championship winning team in 1956.

Paddy was predeceased by his wife Josephine, son David and granddaughter Ciara, and is survived by his daughters Helen and Maura, son-in-law Sean, grandchildren, John, Emma, Naimh, Gary, Aishling, Joanne, David and great-granddaughter Holly. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

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