FORMER manager and well-respected GAA coach John Morrison has sadly died.
Morrison was Mayo coach in 2006 alongside manager Mickey Moran as they reached an All-Ireland final against Kerry.
He managed Antrim as well as backroom positions with Derry, Armagh, Donegal and Leitrim.
A statement from Derry GAA read: “We are saddened to learn of the death of our former senior football coach, John Morrison.
“An inspirational man with a brilliant coaching mind who leaves us with many fond memories.
“Our thoughts are with John’s family and Armagh Gaels at this time.”
Armagh Harps, a club Morrison played for and managed, said they were “shocked and saddened this morning to learn of the sudden passing of John Morrison – a former player, manager, chairman and Hall of Fame inductee. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”
Former Armagh footballer Steven McDonnell described Morrison as “an absolute gentleman”.
He tweeted: “Sad to hear of the death of John Morrison.
“An absolute gentleman that taught and coached so many players down through the years.
“He was always thinking ahead with his ideas.”