Ulster GAA are saddened to learn today of the sad passing of Derry GAA great, Jim McKeever.
The Ballymaguigan native captained Derry in the county’s first All-Ireland Final appearance in 1958, winning the Ulster Championship along the way and earned the inaugural Footballer of the Year award for his performances.
He represented Ulster with distinction, winning the Railway Cup twice. With his club St Treas GAC he won three county titles between 1948 and 1962.
McKeever later managed Derry’s senior team and served as chairman of the county board.
McKeever captained Belfast school St Malachy’s to MacRory Cup titles in 1948 and 1949.
He went on to lecture at St Mary’s University College for more than 35 years, and managed ‘The Ranch’ to their first Sigerson Cup success in 1989.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.