first_imgDONEGAL GAA Chairman Sean Dunnion has paid tribute to Ulster Council Secretary Danny Murphy, who has died.Mr Murphy stood down from his role earlier this year because of ill health but was to officially remain in post until February.Mr Murphy is a former member of the GAA Central Council and vice-president of the GAA. Mr Murphy served as vice-president and president of the Ulster Council before being appointed provincial secretary, a position he held for 16 years.“News of the passing of Dónall Ó Murchú, Runaí Comhairle Uladh came as somewhat of a shock this morning,” Mr Dunnion said.“Even though we knew of Danny’s failing health, his sudden passing was still very much unexpected.“Danny can certainly be classed as one of the greatest administrators ever of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. “Some of his many roles include being a former Chairman of the Down County Committee, a selector with Down Senior Football in the early 1990’s, a former member of the Central Council, he also served as Vice-President and President of the Ulster Council before being appointed Provincial Secretary.“Danny oversaw many changes and developments during his time as Provincial Secretary.“He always had a clear vision for the 9 counties of Ulster and the leadership to go with that vision.“He had a tremendous knowledge of the Association and its rules and was always available to offer advice and guidance when it was needed.“He will be a tremendous loss to his family, friends, work colleagues at Ulster GAA and to the wider GAA community in Ireland and abroad. “He was a true gentleman and a friend to so many and he will be sorely missed.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm uasal.”A minute’s silence in honour of the late Mr Murphy was held prior to today’s Arthurs Cup final between St Columba’s, Stranorlar and Holy Cross, Strabane at Celtic Park.Donegal Chairman pays tribute to Ulster Council Secretary Danny Murphy was last modified: December 7th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *