The Ulster GAA fraternity was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of the highly-respected sports writer Micheál McGeary on Saturday morning.
A minute's silence was observed at Saturday night's Dr McKenna Cup final as a mark of respect to the Maghery, Co. Armagh man, who passed away after a brief illness in Craigavon Area Hospital. He was 68.
A minute's silence for Micheál McGeary at the McKenna Cup final
Micheál had worked for the Irish News before joining the Sunday Life following its launch in 1988. He also reported for the Belfast Telegraph and RTE, covering GAA, rugby and boxing. He retired from the Belfast Telegraph in 2009 but continued working on a freelance basis.
Micheál, whose proudest moment came in 2002 when he reported on Armagh's famous All-Ireland final victory over Kerry, was a founder member of the Gaelic Writers' Association and a former secretary of Maghery GAA club.
He is survived by wife Olive, daughters Susan, Olive and Sarah, and brothers Brian and Seamus.