Fáilte chuig gaa.ie - suíomh oifigiúil CLG
Eamonn Burns celebrates with fans and Down Chairman Sean Rooney, right, after managing Down to victory over Monaghan in the 2017 Ulster SFC semi-final. 
Eamonn Burns celebrates with fans and Down Chairman Sean Rooney, right, after managing Down to victory over Monaghan in the 2017 Ulster SFC semi-final. 

Uachtarán CLG John Horan extends sympathies to family and friends of Eamonn Burns


Uachtarán CLG John Horan has extended the sympathies of the Association to the family, friends, club and county teammates of former Down footballer Eamonn Burns following his sudden passing on Wednesday.

The Uachtarán said: “It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Eamonn - a man who has left a great legacy in the game.

“It was only a few weeks ago at the jubilee dinner on All-Ireland football final day that I had the pleasure of meeting Eamonn and his colleagues as we saluted the 25th anniversary of the great Down winning team of 1994.

“The special bond between the group was very evident and Eamonn was a big part of that.

“Not content with being a part of an iconic Down team that captured two memorable All-Ireland titles in 1991 and 1994, Eamonn was a man who was committed to giving back.

“His club in Bryansford benefitted and in more recent times he was prepared to put himself forward to take charge of the county senior team for three years and pass on his knowledge to a new generation of Down players looking to follow in the footsteps of the team of the 90s.

“On and off the field he was a great ambassador for our Association and we join our Mourne County colleagues and Gaels in lamenting his loss.”

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.