GAA president Liam Ó Néill has extended his sympathies and those of the association to the family of former head Paddy Buggy who passed away yesterday.

Buggy served the association with distinction as a player, manager and administrator and was GAA president between 1982 and 1985, a period which included the association’s centenary celebrations in 1984.

The current president said: "I had the privilege of knowing Paddy personally. He was a kind, gentle man who was a great president.

"He was happy to assume the role of quiet adviser after his time in the role and I benefitted from his advice and experience on occasions, something he was generous with and happy to provide.

"On behalf of the wider GAA family I pass on my condolences to his wife Peggy, his children, immediate family and his wide circle of friends and admirers."