Sadness at passing of popular Roscommon sports photographer

August 22, 2023

A Roscommon flag flies high. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Roscommon GAA has led the tributes to local photographer Mick McCormack who passed away on Sunday.

The Ballaghadereen man was a familiar face on the sidelines of GAA grounds around Roscommon and further afield for many years. Just a few days shy of his 60th birthday, Mick captured many of the great sporting moments in the county and endeared himself to all who knew him.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Mick McCormack. We would like to convey our sincere condolences to Mick’s family and friends at this sad time,” Roscommon GAA said in a statement.

Roscommon Herald Editor Christina McHugh commented: “This county has lost a truly unique individual.  Our lives were all enriched by his presence and his passing has left a deep void for his heartbroken family, friends and colleagues.”

Mick is survived by his mother Phyllis (Phyll), brother John, sister Maria Walsh, nephew Rory, nieces Laura, Aoife, Michelle, Ciara, Niamh and Dearbhla, and extended family.


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