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Anocht is áit uaigneach í Tír Eoghain – Sean Harte RIP

By Rory Cox Sat 4th Nov

Anocht is áit uaigneach í Tír Eoghain – Sean Harte RIP
Anocht is áit uaigneach í Tír Eoghain – Sean Harte RIP

D’imigh Gael mór eile ár linne le bás Sheáin Uí Airt, duine de na daoine CLG is mó tábhacht sa leath-chéad seo.

The death of Sean Harte has taken from us another of our County’s most significant and effective GAA figures of the past half-century.

Although Sean spent virtually all of that half-century in Canada, his was a stellar case of ‘the man maybe leaving Tyrone, but Tyrone never leaving the man.’

A Tyrone Minor Champion with Carrickmore in 1972, Sean was a founder member the following year of the new Loughmacrory St Teresa’s Club, including lining out for them in their first ever competitive match.

Emigration soon took him to Toronto in Canada, where he went on to create indelible GAA and business legacies. All the while however, Tyrone remained central for Sean, as did all his links home to one of Tyrone’s strongest Gaelic families and communities. A founder-member of Club Tyrone, his support for our County, so often in the form of flying home for games, but in many other ways too, was unrelenting.

Déanann muid comhbhrón lena theaghlach is lena chlann go léir, lena chairde agus lena chomhleacaithe agus le Gaeil uile Loch Mhic Ruairí, Toronto agus Ceanada.

Our deepest sympathy goes to Noelle, Justin and Catherine, to his wider family circle, to his so many friends and colleagues, and to the Gaels of Loughmacrory, Toronto and Canada.

‘I measc Naomh na hÉireann agus Laochra na nGael go raibh a anam dílis | May his noble soul be among the Saints of Ireland and the Heroes of the Gael.’

By Rory Cox Sat 4th Nov

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