Mayo GAA were saddened to hear of the passing of former Breaffy GAA and Mayo GAA footballer Kevin Jordan this week. Kevin played for the Mayo senior football team during the sixties and was a highly regarded corner back for club and county.
In 1967 Kevin played in the All-Ireland Junior Football Final against Kerry and the following year made his senior inter-county debut in a National Football League game against Galway in Tuam Stadium.
A teak tough cornerback, Kevin went on to win a senior provincial medal with the Mayo seniors in 1969 in the replayed Connacht Final against Galway. He lined out at left half-back in the All Ireland semi-final when Kerry defeated Mayo by 0-14 to 1-10 in August 1969.
Kevin Jordan was also an accomplished hurler and lined out with Ballyheane in the 1959 Mayo GAA County Junior Hurling final against Westport. His sons Barry, Ronan and Colm are all involved with coaching at the Breaffy GAA club, Barry is the currently involved with the Breaffy GAA Team Management.
Mayo GAA Cathaoirleach Seamus Touhy described his friend and club mate as a true gentleman. “Kevin was one of the nicest people you could meet on or off the field of play. He just loved the GAA and he gave back so much to his club, community and county. On behalf of all the GAA clubs in Mayo I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family, his friends and to the Breaffy GAA club,” commented Touhy.
Deeply regretted by his loving wife Anne, his children Anna, Pertina, Andrea, Ronan, Leanne, Barry, Caoimhe and Colm
Remains reposing at Breaffy GAA Club House on Sunday evening from 4:00-6:00.
Removal from his residence Monday morning at 11am for Funeral Mass at 12 noon in St. Aloysius Church, Breaffy.
Kevin will be laid to rest afterwards in Breaffy Cemetery.
Kevin's funeral mass will be streamed live on http://www.churchtv/breaffy.ie