Seán McCague was an Irish sports official who served as the Gaelic Athletic Association’s 33rd president (2000–2003).
Seán McCague, the former president of the GAA, died at the age of 77.
Monaghan GAA said,
“It is with a heavy heart today we mark the sad passing of former Uachtarán Monaghan and Scotstown’s Sean McCague,”. “In his renowned GAA career Sean served as the 33th President of our association from 2000-2003 in which his legacy still remains and managed Monaghan Senior Football team to Ulster historical success in the 70s and 80’s. “Former Principle of Scoil Mhuire in Monaghan, Sean was always at the helm of our association both locally and nationally and will be sadly missed by all. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Sean’s family and friends.”
As the first member of his county to hold the office of president, Seán McCague oversaw the 2001 repeal of Rule 21, which prohibited members of the British Armed Forces and the security forces in Northern Ireland from joining the GAA.
He was an effective inter-county manager before moving up to the administrative level in the GAA, leading Monaghan to inter-county championships in 1979, their first in 41 years, 1985, and 1988. In 1985, they also won the league championship. When Eugene McGee managed the Irish international rules team between 1987 and 1990, he served as his assistant manager.
The 77-year-old was the secretary for Monaghan and the county’s Ulster Council representative. He also held important positions during Peter Quinn’s presidency, including chairman of the old Games Administration Committee, where he was known for his tough stance against indiscipline.
Under Quinn’s leadership, the GAA conducted a Strategic Review during his presidency that included a contentious proposal to split Dublin into two inter-county teams.
About his early life and Personal life
Seán McCague was born in 1945(77 years old) in Scotstown, County Monaghan. He holds an Irish Citizen and he belongs to the white ethnic group.
Seán McCague is married to Bernie and has five daughters: Paula, Nuala, Martha, Freda, and Emma.