BISHOP LARRY DUFFY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE SEÁN McCAGUE
I was saddened to hear the news that Seán McCague had died. Seán was a legend in his own lifetime here in Monaghan. In terms of his immense contribution to the GAA he embodied what that great Association is all about in the lives of people and community. Seán’s service and dedication to the GAA was total – whether within his local Scotstown club, at Monaghan county level or through his service at provincial and national levels, before becoming President of the GAA in 2000. The Monaghan team he built in the 1970s and 1980s gave us many moments of joy that created momentum and pride for the county.
But there was more to Seán than just football. He was a man of great Christian faith, a faith which he combined with his honesty and many capabilities so as to better the lives of the many people with whom he came in contact through his role as a teacher and school principal or through sport and community life. He was also very committed to the life of his local Parish of Tydavnet which he served in various ministries.
Above all, Seán was a family man who was totally devoted to his wife Bernie and their daughters and the extended family. To them, including his brother Fr Brendan – a priest of our Diocese, and to all who knew him, I extend my deepest sympathy at this time of loss and I pray that, having finished the race and kept the faith, he will now be welcomed by the Lord into that place of light, happiness and peace.
Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.