All-Ireland-winning Offaly manager Eugene McGee dies

McGee led footballers to famous victory over Kerry in 1982

A December 2012 photograph of Eugene McGee in his role of chairman of the Football Review Committee. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

A December 2012 photograph of Eugene McGee in his role of chairman of the Football Review Committee. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

 

The former Offaly football manager and journalist Eugene McGee has died.

According to reports, he died early on Sunday morning after becoming ill at a family engagement.

McGee managed Offaly to victory in the 1982 All-Ireland football final to halt Kerry’s bid for five consecutive titles.

McGee worked as a journalist with the Sunday Tribune and became editor and managing director of the Longford Leader newspaper.

He also served as chairman of the Football Review Committee, and in that role he helped introduce the black card and the advantage rule.

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