Sunday 22 September 2019

Howlin's 'unselfish service' to GAA praised by Horan

Sheamus Howlin passed away on Saturday. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / Sportsfile
Sheamus Howlin passed away on Saturday. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / Sportsfile

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GAA president John Horan has led the tributes to former Leinster Council chairman Sheamus Howlin, who passed away on Saturday.

From St Martin's GAA club in Wexford, Howlin gave a lifelong contribution to the GAA at club, county, provincial and national level and was also chairman of the GAA's Insurance Committee.

"The GAA has lost a great friend and leader in the passing of Sheamus Howlin," said Horan.

"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, workrate and above all, 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 his county. 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 national committees where his experience was invaluable."

His reamins will be removed to St Martin's this evening at 7pm, with his funeral Mass tomorrow at noon.

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