first_imgThere has been much sadness this morning at the sudden death of former Donegal GAA great John Hannigan.John, who was in his 70s, was a loyal servant to both his club St Eunans in Letterkenny and to Donegal whom he played with for many years in the 1960s and 1970s.John was a nurse in St Conals but he will be remembered fondly as arguably one of Donegal greatest footballers. He played for Donegal minors when they won their first Ulster title in 1956 and went on to play for the seniors an incredible 114 times over 16 years from 1958 until 1973.He won an Ulster Senior Championship medal in 1972 as well as three Dr. McKenna Cups in 1963, 1965 and 1967 and three consecutive Lagan Cups in 1965, ‘66, ‘67.He also won five senior championship medals with his beloved St Eunan’s and after retirement he was manager of Donegal in 1975 and 1976.He was a keen golfer with a low handicap and a much-loved member of his local community where he lived in Knocknamona Terrace in Letterkenny. He is survived by his wife Claire and family. SADNESS AT SUDDEN DEATH OF FORMER DONEGAL GAA GREAT was last modified: April 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathdonegalGAAJOHN HANNIGANSt Eunanslast_img read more