Tributes paid to former GAA President and Monaghan legend Sean McCague following his death at 77

FORMER GAA President Sean McCague has died aged 77. The Scotstown-native served as the head of the association from 2000 to 2003. Former President of the GAA Sean McCague has diedSportsfile His term saw the landmark dissolution of ‘Rule 21’, which banned members of the British security forces from playing GAA. He was the first Monaghan-native to head up the GAA, having previously forged a revered reputation as a staunch administrator. He joined the Scotstown committee in 1996 as club secretary and ascended the ranks to replace Galway’s Joe McDonagh as GAA President. McCague’s contribution extended beyond the confines of administration, however, as he led a tremendous career as a manager at various levels. READ MORE ON GAA SPARK TAILTEANN Laois ace Collins tells GAA to push the envelope in promoting Tailteann Cup HAVE FAITH GAA fan

Tributes paid to former GAA President and Monaghan legend Sean McCague following his death at 77

FORMER GAA President Sean McCague has died aged 77.

The Scotstown-native served as the head of the association from 2000 to 2003.

Former President of the GAA Sean McCague has died
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His term saw the landmark dissolution of ‘Rule 21’, which banned members of the British security forces from playing GAA.

He was the first Monaghan-native to head up the GAA, having previously forged a revered reputation as a staunch administrator.

He joined the Scotstown committee in 1996 as club secretary and ascended the ranks to replace Galway’s Joe McDonagh as GAA President.

McCague’s contribution extended beyond the confines of administration, however, as he led a tremendous career as a manager at various levels.

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He spearheaded Scotstown to the Monaghan SFC in 1974, ending a 13-year wait in the process, while he led the Farney County to three Ulster titles and a National League.

McCague also served as Ireland assistant manager for the International Rules series in 1987 and 1990, working alongside Eugene McGee on both occasions.

Among the tributes paid to McCague, Fine Gael TD Heather Humphries tweeted: “Very sad news today with the passing of proud Scotstown man SeánMcCague.

“Seán served both ⁦@monaghangaa⁩ and ⁦@officialgaa⁩ as President with dedication and commitment.

“My condolences to his family and the wider GAA community.”

Scoil Mhuire in Monaghan tweeted: “The St. Mary’s School Community extends our heartfelt condolences to the McCague family on Seán’s passing.

“We offer our prayers in support of Seán’s daughters, our esteemed colleagues, Paula (Ms Mc Gonnell) and Martha (Ms Mac Cinna) and his son in law Colm (Mr Mac Cinna) at this difficult time.

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“Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal.”

He is survived by his wife Bernie and daughters, Paula, Nuala, Martha, Freda and Emma.

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