Armagh GAA mourns Gene Morgan

June 16, 2010

Armagh beaten by Kerry in the 1953 All Ireland Final
Back row - G Murphy, P O'Neill, J Bratton, P McCreesh, G Wilson, B Seeley, M O'Hanlon, J McKnight, J Cunningham, M McEvoy, J McBreen, W McCorry.
Front row - G Morgan, G McStay, I Henderson, G O'Neill, A O'Hagan, S Quinn, E McMahon, F Kernan, J O'Hare, P Campbell, P Murphy.
Armagh GAA legend Gene Morgan passed away yesterday at the age of 84.

A member of the Armagh side which played against Kerry in the 1953 All-Ireland SFC final, Gene was part of the famous Orchard full-back line Morgan, Bratton and McKnight.

Renowned for his strength and power on the field, Gene captained Crossmaglen to an Armagh SFC triumph in 1947, beating Armagh Harps in the final, and also played for Ulster and Ireland.

He was married to Betty (nee Feenan), who predeceased him in 1986, and is survived by his sons Brendan, Jim and Aidan and his daughters Mart, Eilish and Rose, as well his brothers Brian and John and sisters Maura, Kathleen, Annie, Margaret and Jeanette.

The funeral mass will take place tomorrow at St Patrick's Church, Crossmaglen at 11.00am, with burial at the adjoining cemetery.

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