John Hannigan

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John Hannigan
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Died 22 April 2014 (aged 75)
Occupation Psychiatric nurse
Years Club
? - ? Naomh Adhamhnáin
Years County
1950s - 1970s Donegal
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 1

John Hannigan (c. 1939 – 22 April 2014) was a Gaelic footballer with Naomh Adhamhnáin and the Donegal senior football team.[1] A versatile player, he began his career in midfield but played everywhere from corner back to corner-forward. He played 114 times for Donegal and made 27 Championship appearances between 1958 and 1973. He won the 1972 Ulster Senior Football Championship with Donegal. He managed Donegal in 1975 and 1976 and also pursued an interest in golf.[2] He died in Dublin aged 75 after suffering a heart attack in April 2014. Married to Claire, they had a son Damien and a daughter Adrianne.[3] He is buried at Conwal Cemetery.[4][5]


  • 3 Democrat Cups


  1. ^ "Outstanding Long Serving County Stars". 
  2. ^ "Sad passing of a Donegal legend - John Hannigan". Donegal Democrat. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Former Donegal GAA star John Hannigan passes away". Highland Radio. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sadness as Donegal GAA great John Hannigan is laid to rest". Donegal Daily. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
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