It was with a deep sense of shock and sadness that the news of the death of the late Gerry McCabe, Iskaheen, Muff, Co. Donegal and formerly of Newbliss, at the relatively young age of 68, was received, and with his passing, the Killeevan club has lost another link with their glorious past.
One of a family of 8, one girl, Mary and 7 boys, Tony (RIP), Philip, Seamus, Declan, Kieran and Padraig, 5 of whom represented Killeevan, the late Tony, Seamus, Philip, Declan and Gerry with Declan, also representing Monaghan. Gerry McCabe came to prominence from the under age scene in the club in the mid 60s to go on to play a crucial role in helping Killeevan to victory in the Fitzpatrick Cup in 1966, was on the panel that won the Hackett Cup that same year and the following year he was a member of the 1967 minor double winning team. Killeevan's next honours came 7 years later, in 1974, when he played a crucial role in midfield, as the club completed the intermediate double of league and championship for the 1st time.
A teacher by profession he later moved to Donegal where he was on the staff of Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana. The removal of his remains will take place at 10.30am on Thursday, March 8th for Requiem Mass in St. Mura's Church Fahan.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Ray and his children Damien, Patrick, Catherine and Edel.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.