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Death of GAA’s Seamus Dooley

November 16, 2020


Seamus Dooley. GAA photo.


By Irish Echo Staff


The death has taken place of former New York Gaelic Athletic Association Chairman, Seamus Dooley.

For years one of the most active and familiar figures, not just in New York GAA circles, but in the community’s broader life, Dooley passed away on Friday, November 13.

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At this juncture, precise funeral details have yet to be finalized, however it is known that the man whose GAA career was inextricably linked with County Monaghan will be waked in Williams Funeral Home on Broadway this coming Friday, November 20 and the funeral Mass will be in St. Margaret’s of Cortona the following day, Saturday. 

In a statement, the New York GAA said it was “deeply saddened” at the passing of its “past chairman and Gael.” Monaghan GAA also expressed deep sadness at the passing of “our dear friend Seamus Dooley, who would be “truly missed within the Monaghan Family and our association.”

There will be a full tribute to Seamus Dooley in this week’s print issue of the Irish Echo.

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