Former GAA President Sean McCague Dies at 77: Cause of Death Explained

Sean McCagh, the former GAA chairman who served the league between 2000 and 2003, died earlier today. Read on to find out how Sean McCagh died, what happened to him, and what caused his death.

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McCaugh was the President of the GAA when Rule 21 was removed. It was the high point of his three-year term. The assembly voted to repeal Rule 21 banning members of the British security forces from playing Gaelic games in 2001.

Who is Sean McKeej?

Sean McCaag was the former President of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association). He was a native of Scottstown and was the first Monaghan to hold the position. He led the federation from 2000 to 2003 and held the presidency of the federation gloriously.

McCague played a key role in securing funding for the redevelopment of Croke Park. However, the most impactful moment in his career was the removal of Rule 21. He first joined the Scotstown Committee in 1996 as club secretary.

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He quickly rose through the ranks and eventually became chairman in 2000. McCagh also captained his team to the Monaghan Championship in 1974. He also led Farney County to glory in Ulster in 1979.

How did Shawn McCagh die?

Sean McKay passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2023. He was 77 years old at the time of his death. The sad news of his passing was confirmed by Monaghan GAA in an emotional post on social media.

Monaghan GAA wrote: “It is with a heavy heart today that we celebrate the sad passing of former Ouchtran Monaghan and Scotstown player Sean McCaughey.”

In his celebrated GAA career, Sean served as the 33rd President of our Association from 2000-2003 where his legacy lives on and guided the Monaghan Senior Football team to historic success for Ulster in the 1970s and 1980s.

Former principle of Scoil Mhuire at Monaghan, Sean has always been at the helm of our association both locally and nationally and he will be sadly missed by all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shawn’s family and friends.

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Sean McKeegh’s death: What caused his death?

The exact cause of Sean McCagh’s death is not known at this time. The statements confirming his death earlier today did not mention anything about the circumstances of his death.

However, netizens speculate that Sean McCague died of natural causes due to his advanced age. He was 77 years old and had been living with one kidney for the past 50 years. He donated his kidney to his brother Jibril in 1981.

Kidney failure is a possible cause of death for Sean McKeej. However, nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Sean McKagh Obituary, Funeral and Survivor

Sean McCaig’s family has yet to come out with an official obituary for the retired GAA President. Funeral arrangements are also on hold at this time. Expressions of appreciation appeared online after McCagh’s death at the age of 77

He is remembered as an influential leader, team man, and brave teammate who always lived life on the edge. Friends and fans respect the man who played a major role in removing Rule 21 from the GAA.

Sean McCagge is survived by his wife, Bernie, and daughters, Paula, Nuala, Martha, Frieda, and Emma. Our sincere condolences to his family. May God have mercy on the departed soul.