The GAA world mourns the passing of former President Joe McDonagh
He famously sang 'The West's Awake' after winning the All-Ireland in 198010:34 Saturday 21 May 2016, 10:34 21 May 2016
Tributes continue to pour in, following the passing of former GAA president Joe McDonagh.
The Galway native, who served as the 32nd president of the association, died following a short illness.
Really sad to hear of the passing of former president Joe McDonagh Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam— Meath GAA (@MeathGAA) May 21, 2016
RIP .. Slan le Joe McDonagh ... a sound Man , a Gentleman , a Galway Man & a GAA Man ....An fhear go Deo ...— Hector (@hectorirl) May 21, 2016
Joe McDonagh RIP https://t.co/jQQm3JReti— Vincent Hogan (@Vincent_Hogan) May 21, 2016
Joe McDonagh, GAA President 1997-2000, RIP pic.twitter.com/0Ej6KHBvb4— Galway GAA (@Galway_GAA) May 21, 2016
Joe McDonagh's contribution to GAA is too large to surmise but this is his & one of hurlings most iconic moments RIP https://t.co/h3JN7cC1j6— Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) May 20, 2016
The passing of Joe McDonagh is so sad— the memories he created singing the West's Awake in Croke Park in 1980.https://t.co/hgtv6yhJp2— Declan Varley (@declanvarley) May 20, 2016
Am heartbroken at the death of my friend former GAA President Joe McDonagh'. Joe was in Ottawa last year. I will miss his friendship— Ray Bassett (@ray_basssett) May 20, 2016
On a night when a legend stole the show, another slips away. RIP Joe McDonagh— Derrick Lynch (@DLynchSport) May 20, 2016
Condolences to Family, Friends and Ballinderreen GAA Club on the death of former GAA President, Joe McDonagh. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.— Pádraig Pearses GAA (@PearsesGAA) May 20, 2016
Deeply sad to hear of death of Joe McDonagh. Had pleasure of serving on Foras na Gaeilge with him. A Gentleman to his fingertips— Donnchadh ÓLaoghaire (@Donnchadhol) May 20, 2016
@Galway_GAA Saddened to hear of passing Joe McDonagh, Uachtarán CLG 1997-2000, Gave a speech in Burlington hotel in 1997 I will never forget— David Brady (@D9BMayo) May 20, 2016
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