Author Topic: Seán McCague R.I.P.  (Read 683 times)

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Seán McCague R.I.P.
« on: November 24, 2022, 07:37:46 PM »
Been mentioned in the deaths thread in the off-topic section, but worthy of a place here IMO given he's a former GAA President.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/football/2022/1124/1338031-former-gaa-president-sean-mccague-dies/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/gaelic-games/63742381

Didn't realise reading the RTÉ report that his ascension in GAA officialdom was as rapid as it was, going from the club secretary at Scotstown to GAA President in four years. Seemed a very affable man when I met him opening our new club facilities back in 2000, his main role as President arguably overseeing the abolition of Rule 21 as well as overseeing continued expansion/refurbishment of Croke Park.

RIP, thoughts with his family & friends.
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Re: Seán McCague R.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2022, 01:26:15 AM »
I can remember Sean leading Monaghan to two Ulsters, and always remember an iconic photo of him on the sideline in Clones.  A great man and more than worthy of a thread of his own.

He also presented Sam to Armagh, and that image will stay with me till I die.

RIP Sean.
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Re: Seán McCague R.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2022, 08:50:04 AM »
Rest In peace Sean, a true Gael and led the GAA at a crucial time in its history.

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Re: Seán McCague R.I.P.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2022, 05:20:44 PM »
R.I.P A great GAA Gael. Seemed to be very genuine.
shocked, always came across as younger than 77.
Only two night ago I watched the derry v meath 200 NFL replay on You Tube and you could see his delight in presenting the cup to Anthony Tohill.

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Re: Seán McCague R.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2022, 06:26:58 PM »
RIP Sean.