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Statement by President Higgins on the death of John O'Mahony

Date: Sun 7th Jul, 2024 | 16:51

"John O'Mahony will be remembered as one of the greatest football managers in Connacht history.

With Mayo, Leitrim and Galway, he brought his teams to levels of success that they had not experienced for decades while bringing an innovative approach to preparation and analysis that was far ahead of its time.

For each of these achievements, including two All Ireland titles with Galway, he will be remembered with the greatest of affection.

Beyond the football field, he will be further remembered for his dedicated service as a TD, and later Senator, serving the people of Mayo.

May I express my deepest sympathies to John's wife Gerardine, to his daughters Gráinne, Niamh, Rhona, Deirdre and Clíodhna, and to all of his family, friends and many colleagues in the GAA, politics and beyond.

Síocháin síoraí dá anam lách uasal."