The Corrs grieve for football star uncle.
POP band the Corrs were yesterday mourning MOURNING. This word has several significations. 1. It is the apparel worn at funerals, and for a time afterwards, in order to manifest grief for the death of some one, and to honor his memory. 2. The expenses paid for such apparel.
2. the death of their famous footballing uncle.
Peter Corr Peter Joseph Corr (born June 23 1923, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland; died June 1 2001, Goosnargh, Lancashire, England), is a former Irish footballer. Corr played as an outside-right for, among others, Everton and Ireland. , the brother of their dad Gerry, died after a three-year battle against Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease (ăls`hī'mərz, ôls–), degenerative disease of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex that leads to atrophy of the brain and senile dementia. , aged 77.
He brought glory to the Corr family before the band members were even born.
Peter made his name as a professional footballer with Preston North End, Everton and the Republic of Ireland.
He was orginally a Gaelic footballer in his home town on Dundalk, before signing for Preston in 1947 for the then massive fee of pounds 2500.
His appearances were limited because he had competition on the wing from the legendary Sir Tom Finney Sir Thomas Finney, OBE (born 5 April 1922, Preston) is a former English footballer, famous for his loyalty to his league club, Preston North End, and for his performances in the English national side. .
Peter then moved to Everton and the highlight of his career was playing for Eire in their 2-1 victory over England in 1949.
Peter died in Preston, where his son Francis, 42, said yesterday: "He was a lovely, modest man who achieved so much.
"He was proud of what he had done in his life and proud that the Corr family, his nieces and nephew, are doing so well with their music.
"I know how much they will be missing him at this time ."
After his footballing career ended, Peter opened a news-agents with former Manchester United manager Frank O'Farrell Francis O'Farrell (born October 9, 1927 in Horgan's Buildings, Magazine Road, Cork, Ireland) is an Irish former football (soccer) player and manager.
Frank O'Farrell started his playing career with Cork United, but followed his former Cork teammate, Tommy Moroney to West Ham .
But he continued to scout for Everton, bringing several household names History
Household Names have been together since 1998, with various members rotating throughout the line-up with singer, Jason Garcia, until it was solidified in the summer of 2000 with bassist/keyboardist, Chris Peters, and drummer, C. J. to the club.
Sir Tom Finney said: "He was a devoted family man and always cheerful."
Peter was part of the Irish sporting Hall of Fame in Dublin and a tribute to him appeared in the programme for the Republic's game against Portugal yesterday.