VALE DES MEAGHER

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Des Meagher died yesterday, just a couple of days past his 67th birthday.
Known to most in the football community as a Hawthorn wingman, Des was also a great contributor to Amateur Football.
He represented Old Xaverians, Victoria and was an All-Australian in 1965 before crossing to Glenferrie, where he represented the Hawks 198 times over 11 seasons, playing alongside former amateur players Ray Wilson, David Parkin.
Beyond his playing days, Des returned to VAFA ranks as coach of Whitefriars between 1995 and 2000.  In the process, he led the Friars to premierships in 1998 and 1999.
Sincere condolences to Des’ wife Nan, their three daughters and extended family.
Resquiescat in pace.