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Sheamus Howlin passed away on Saturday following a brave battle with illness.
Sheamus Howlin passed away on Saturday following a brave battle with illness.

Sheamus Howlin RIP

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan has extended his deepest sympathies and those of the entire Association to the family of the late Sheamus Howlin who passed away on Saturday after a brave battle with illness.

From the St Martin’s GAA club in Wexford, Sheamus gave a life-long contribution to the GAA at club, county, provincial and national level and was Chair of the GAA’s Insurance Committee.

Uachtarán Horan said: “The GAA has lost a great friend and a great leader in the passing of Sheamus Howlin.

“Over a distinguished lifetime of unselfish service, Sheamus epitomised everything good about the Association and about making a contribution that would always be for the betterment of the GAA and for the benefit of many.

“His energy, his work rate and above all his positive personality and ability to get on with people and bring them together made him a hugely popular figure throughout the GAA.

“He was fiercely proud of his club St Martin’s and of his county of Wexford. A former Chairman of the Leinster Council, he was a key figure in developing and supporting the growth of the GAA overseas and served on several national committees where his experience was invaluable.

“He showed remarkable courage and grace throughout his battle with illness where he continued to attend meetings and matches as much as possible. His loss will be felt by many and we send our deepest condolences to his wife Vera and family and to his wide circle of friends at home and abroad.

“Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí da anam.”

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