Hundreds Queuing To Pay Respect to GAA Giant McDonagh


Joe McDonagh in Irish TV Show 'Dream for Liam' in Lady Gregory Hotel talking to Galway Bay FM presenter Olie Turner. Photo by Darius Ivan
Joe McDonagh in Irish TV Show ‘Dream for Liam’ in Lady Gregory Hotel talking to Galway Bay FM presenter Olie Turner. Photo by Darius Ivan
GAA giant Joe McDonagh pictured with 'Liam McCarthy Cup' and CEO of IrishTV Pierce O'Reilly before the live tv show #DreamForLiam from Lady Gregory hotel in September 2015. Photo Darius Ivan
GAA giant Joe McDonagh pictured with ‘Liam McCarthy Cup’ and CEO of IrishTV Pierce O’Reilly before the live tv show #DreamForLiam from Lady Gregory hotel in September 2015. Photo Darius Ivan

April 1988; Joe McDonagh, Galway. Hurling. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE. Former GAA president  and Galway All-Ireland hurling champion Joe McDonagh has died aged 62. His death, after an illness, was confirmed at the week-end by the GAA. His funeral is tomorrow 24 May. Scroll down for more funeral details. Mr McDonagh, an Irish speaker from County Galway, was president of the association between 1994 and 1997. He captained Galway hurlers to the All-Ireland championship in 1980 and won his county’s, and nation’s hearts when he led Croke Park in a memorable rendition of The West’s Awake.

Source: Death of former GAA president Joe McDonagh, GAA President from 1997 to 2000 – The Irish World



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