Séamus McFerran

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Séamus McFerran (10 January 1916 – 31 August 1968), was the 18th president of the Gaelic Athletic Association (1955–1958).[1]

McFerran born in Belfast,[2] was elected chairman on the Antrim County Board in 1944,[1] and was the Antrim delegate to the Ulster Council for several years,[1] and was chairman of the Ulster Council from 1949 to 1951.[3]

McFerran was a co-founding member of the Geraldines GAA club in Belfast.[2]

During his presidency, he opened Pearse Stadium on 16 June 1957.[4][5] Known for his love of singing, he was a member of a Belfast choir that won the Welsh Festival competition, and toured America twice.[2]

The Séamus McFerran Cup, given to the winners of the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship was donated by the Ulster Council in his memory in 1968.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-presidents/
  2. ^ a b c Kelleher, Humphrey (2013). GAA Family Silver. Sportsfile Publishing. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-905468-24-9. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  3. ^ http://antrim.gaa.ie/history/
  4. ^ http://cart.kennys.ie/News/OldGalway/22052003/
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121201044711/http://www.pearsestadium.ie/
  6. ^ Kelleher, Humphrey (2013). GAA Family Silver. Sportsfile Publishing. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-905468-24-9. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Vincent O'Donoghue
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
1955–1958
Succeeded by
Joseph Stuart