It is with great regret that we hear of the passing of Tony McGowan, Drumshanbo.

Tony gave a life time of service to the association at both club and County level. He served as Chairman from 1986 to 1995 and during the Leitrim glory era he was credited with the appointments of PJ Caroll and John O Mahony. One of Tonys life long ambitions was realised in 1994 when Leitrim captured the Connacht Senior Football Championship in Hyde Park when they defeated Mayo in the Connacht final.

Tony also held several key positions at administration level within his own club Allen Gaels in Drumshanbo. He was a selector on the team that put back to back senior titles together in 1996 and 1997. Tony Mc Gowan spent many years as a secondary School teacher in Drumshanbo Vocational School where he was also involved with various School teams.

Always an optimist and some one who had tremendous forward vision when it came to Gaelic games in Leitrim Tony will be someone who will be sadly missed from Gaelic matches everywhere.

On behalf of the Clubs and officers of Coiste Contae Liatroma we would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the McGowan family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

 

 

19-Dec-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO