The death has taken place in the USA over the weekend of Dr Padraig Carney, also known as ‘The Flying Doctor’.

Dr Carney was a member of the All-Ireland winning Mayo teams of 1950 & 1951.

A native of Swinford, he was called "The Flying Doctor" after being flown home from New York, where he was studying medicine, to compete in the latter stages of Mayo's victorious 1954 National League campaign.

In addition to his two senior All-Ireland titles, he also won National League titles in 1949 and 1954, two Sigerson Cup titles with UCD, a Railway Cup medal and four Connacht titles.

A renowned gynaecologist and obstetrician, Dr Carney was predeceased by his wife Myra and is survived by his three sons, Brian, Terence and Cormac, and daughter Sheila.

The Mayo GAA County Board says it's with great sadness that we've  learned of the passing of Pádraig Carney 'The Flying Doctor'. He gave tremendous service to the Mayo jersey for a number of years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Padraig Carney passed away in California at the age of 91, and his passing leaves Paddy Prendergast as the last surviving member of the 1951 team.


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