Death of Ulster GAA secretary announced

Dónal Ó Murchú RIP

Peter Campbell


Peter Campbell

Death of Ulster GAA secretary announced

The late Danny Murphy

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Comhairle Uladh, Michael Hasson has offered sincere condolences on behalf of Ulster GAA to the family of our esteemed Rúnaí/CEO Danny Murphy who passed away this morning after a courageous battle with illness.
“It was with profound sadness that we learnt of Danny’s passing early today. We know that this sorrow is felt by all Gaels in Ulster, Ireland and throughout the wider GAA world. On my own behalf as President of the Ulster Council, on behalf of my fellow officers, members and staff of Comhairle Uladh, I want to express our deepest sympathies to the Murphy & extended family circle.
Danny was an outstanding leader who provided unstinting dedication to the GAA in Ulster for over 35 years. His contribution to every aspect of the GAA, from his initial involvement with St Mary’s GAC, Burren, his beloved County Down and his immense commitment to Comhairle Uladh brought unprecedented success to every unit of the Association he was involved in.
It was very fitting that Danny’s leadership was honoured earlier this year by the First Minister, Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness at Stormont in recognition of his efforts in promoting reconciliation, tolerance and respect across all communities.’’
Danny’s funeral mass will take place on Saturday 10th December at 12 noon in St Mary’s Church, Burren. Further funeral arrangements to follow.
Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a nanam.


Dónall Ó Murchú, RIP

News of the passing of Dónall Ó Murchú, Runaí Comhairle Uladh came as somewhat of a shock this morning. Even though we knew of Danny’s failing health, his sudden passing was still very much unexpected.

Danny can certainly be classed as one of the greatest administrators ever of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. Some of his many roles include being a former Chairman of the Down County Committee, a selector with Down Senior Football in the early 1990’s, a former member of the Central Council, he also served as Vice-President and President of the Ulster Council before being appointed Provincial Secretary.

Danny oversaw many changes and developments during his time as Provincial Secretary. He always had a clear vision for the 9 counties of Ulster and the leadership to go with that vision. He had a tremendous knowledge of the Association and its rules and was always available to offer advice and guidance when it was needed.

He will be a tremendous loss to his family, friends, work colleagues at Ulster GAA and to the wider GAA community in Ireland and abroad. He was a true gentleman and a friend to so many and he will be sorely missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm uasal.

Seán Ó Duinnín,


CLG Dhún na nGall.