Former Leitrim assistant manager John Morrison has died.
The Armagh man served as assistant to Mickey Moran with Leitrim between 2009 and 2011.
The well-respected GAA coach in his career worked with Armagh, Antrim, Donegal, Derry, Mayo, Leitrim and Cavan and also managed the Monaghan ladies senior team.
Morrison was Mayo coach in 2006 alongside manager Mickey Moran as they reached an All-Ireland final against Kerry.
Many tributes have been paid to the popular football man.
Martin McGowan was a selector with John Morrison on the Leitrim team and he’s been paying tribute to him.
Saddened to hear of the passing of John Morrison RIP. Got to know him so well in recent years with @ulstergaawriter . Many's a cracking debate & opinion was exchanged over a table & then carried onto What's App group. Always positive, always had a story. (Pic :- @Gaelic_Life ) pic.twitter.com/6KBuECSVAW
— Sean Mc Caffrey (@BreakfastRollNS) February 12, 2019
Leitrim GAA is greatly saddened to hear the news of the passing of the late John Morrison. What a huge character he was and a brilliant innovative coach who added so much to Leitrim GAA in his time here with Mickey Moran from 2009-2011. RIP Big Man.. #GAA pic.twitter.com/gYKJ3Q6I68
— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) February 12, 2019
We are saddened to learn of the death of John Morrison, a renowned coach, tutor and friend of Ulster GAA. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam pic.twitter.com/Gc75z8La79
— Ulster GAA (@UlsterGAA) February 12, 2019
Speaking in September 2018, John Morrison told Shannonside FM that possesion is the key factor in football and Gaelic football has followed many other sports, in the way it is played.