Longford man Eugene McGee conquered the GAA world.
The acclaimed manager was at the forefront of many underdog stories and also helped shape it at an administration level.
When listing his football accomplishments- people will talk about Offaly toppling Kerry’s five in a row quest.
Discussions will turn to his gripping GAA columns or his days as boss of UCD or Cavan and his involvement in such moves as the introduction of the black card.
The Cashel GAA club in Longford will remember him for steering them to their first ever Longford Senior football title in 1977.
Speaking on Saturday Sport in 2014, Eugene McGee explained how he got involved and how he had to give the team talk the day before the final and miss the big match himself. Listen here:
Martin Skelly, former Chairman of the Leinster Council of the GAA and Cashel chairman spoke to the Joe Finnegan show about the achievement and Eugene McGee’s hero status within the club. listen here