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Sunday 17 December 2017

Game mourns Paddy Henderson's loss

The Dublin football community is mourning the loss of Paddy Henderson, head of one of the most famed soccer families in the city.

Henderson, who won an FAI Cup medal with Shamrock Rovers in 1962 and also played in Europe for the Hoops, passed away at the age of 79 in his native Dublin after a battle with illness, having led the way for two generations of goalkeepers.

Paddy's three sons - David, Stephen and Wayne (pictured) - all followed in his footsteps as goalkeepers and played at a professional level, Wayne reaching the level of full international as he won six senior caps (2006-07).

Stephen junior, a grandson of Paddy, is at Nottingham Forest and has been on the bench for the Irish senior squad nine times.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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