Louth GAA in mourning over death of manager

Louth GAA is in mourning following the sudden passing of the Ladies team manager, Micheál McKeown, on Tuesday evening.

Mr McKeown was preparing for the Wee County’s Leinster Junior Championship clash with Kilkenny on Sunday when he was taken ill at home.

He was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital but sadly he passed away on Tuesday.

The 67-year-old, who took over as Louth manager in October, was well known in GAA circles having managed Westerns and Annaghminnon in Louth, along with Monaghan’s Cremartin, Killanny and Ballybay. He led Monaghan Ladies to the All-Ireland title in 1996.

This year he had guided Louth to the Division 4 National League Final where they lost out to Wicklow.

A statement from the Louth LGFA read: “A Chara, it is with great regret that I bring you the sad news of the untimely passing of Micheál McKeown Louth LGFA Senior Team manager today. We pass our condolences to his wife Mary, his family circle, and his many friends at this very sad time.”

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