Longford All Time Greats: Profile #13 Eugene McGee

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Longford All Time Greats: Profile #13 Eugene McGee

Longford All Time Greats: Profile #13 Eugene McGee

Former Longford Leader Managing Editor and renowned GAA columnist and author Eugene McGee, was born in the parish of Colmcille, and heis the second youngest of seven children born to Owen and Catherine McGee.

An accomplished GAA coach, he guided UCD to six Sigerson Cup victories as well as two Dublin SFC titles and two All-Ireland club titles in 1974 & 75.

He later managed Offaly for eight years, leading them to three Leinster titles and the Sam Maguire Cup in 1982. He also managed Ireland in the Compromise Rules International series and was in charge of the Cavan senior football team for four years.

His first book ‘Classic Football Matches’ was published in 1993 & he wrote ‘St Mel’s of Longford: A History 1865-1990’ in '96. In 2014, his book ‘The GAA In My Time’ was launched.