Today’s question did, indeed, spook a fair few people and I needed a far smaller hat as well to put the winning entries into this time. But a number of you did still manage to correctly answer that John McAndrew was the last man of the 1951 All-Ireland winning team to finish up playing championship football for the county.
John’s final championship appearance for Mayo took place in June 1960 in a Connacht first round tie against Galway at McHale Park, which ended in a 2-point defeat for the Green and Red. A medical doctor, John moved to England after he finished up as an inter-county player and he practiced as a GP in the Black Country for many years. He is one of only four surviving players of the 1950/1 era.
The lucky winner on this occasion is Declan King, who bags the last of the limited edition t-shirts. Congrats to Declan and all of the other winners and thanks to everyone who entered (many repeatedly) over the last few days. You’ll all get your reward, we hope, on Sunday. A big thanks too to Castlebar’s T-Rex Clothing for making all this happen.