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Tributes paid after former Mayo, Derry and Donegal coach Morrison passes away

The Armagh native also had roles with his home county, Antrim and Leitrim.

Armagh native John Morrison made a major impact.
Armagh native John Morrison made a major impact.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

JOHN MORRISON, THE renowned Gaelic football coach who was involved with several senior inter-county teams, has passed away.

A native of Armagh, he was involved with his home county in a backroom capacity along with other Ulster counties Derry and Donegal.

He teamed up with his managerial sidekick Mickey Moran in the latter two counties along with Connacht outfits Mayo and Leitrim. In 2006 Morrison and Moran combined to guide Mayo to the All-Ireland senior final where they lost to Kerry after a campaign that had featured a memorable semi-final win over Dublin.

Morrison also had spells as manager of the Antrim senior football side and the Monaghan ladies team.

Tributes have poured in with Derry GAA describing him as ‘an inspirational man’ while Mayo GAA stated that he will ‘be sadly missed’.




A number of inter-county players also saluted the impact Morrison had made on them.





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