The late Aiden McGowan, Carns, Grange, Co.Sligo and formerly Melvin Gaels GAA Club.

The death has occurred of former Melvin Gaels GAA stalwart, Aiden McGowan. A retired Primary School Teacher, Aiden was immersed in the GAA all his life. A member of the famed McGowan family of the Melvin Gaels GAA Club, he shared in the considerable upturn in his club’s fortunes in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Melvin Gaels won 4-in-row Leitrim SFC titles 1959-1962.

Off the field Aiden was a most accomplished GAA administrator at all levels from Club to Páirc an Chrócaigh. He was Vice Chairman of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in the mid 1960s. He notably held the positions of Uachtarán Comhairle Connacht 1973-76 and indeed as Senior Leas Uachráran Cumann Lúthchleas Gael had the honour of presenting the Liam McCarthy Cup to winning Kilkenny Captain Billy Fitzpatrick, following their victory over Galway, in 1975. Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael, the late Donal Keenan was unavoidably absent on that date. He later held the esteemed position of Trustee of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. Aiden was a lifelong Melvin Gaels GAA man and held many positions on the Club Committee, most recently as Honorary President.

Aiden is sadly missed by his loving wife Kathleen, sons Enda and Brian, daughters Aideen and Orla, brothers Fr. Séamus (Texas), Máirtín, Padraic, Brendan, Kevin and Colm, and extended family and many friends. His remains are reposing at his home on Monday from 3pm to 9pm and on Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm. Removal on Tuesday evening to The Church of Mary Immaculate, Grange, to arrive at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Ahamlish Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé. 

 

 

13-Mar-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO