Ulster GAA expresses its condolences to the family of Art McRory, Dungannon Thomas Clarke GFC and Tyrone GAA, following his sad passing.
McRory played for Tyrone in the 1960’s and started his managerial career with the Red Hands minor team, winning the All-Ireland title in 1973. The Dungannon man went on to manage the Tyrone senior team for almost 15 years across three spells, winning five Ulster SFC titles.
He guided Tyrone to their first All-Ireland SFC Final appearance in 1986, and again in 1995 alongside joint-manager Eugene McKenna. Tyrone also won their first-ever National League title under McRory and McKenna in 2002.
McRory served as assistant manager to Brian McEniff as the Ulster Railway Cup manager from 1983 to 2007, winning 13 inter-provincial titles in that time.
At schools’ level, he was a life-long coach and provincial administrator who was instrumental in establishing the Ulster Vocational Schools’ GAA Committee. He went on to serve as the first Honorary President of Ulster Schools GAA.
To Art’s children and grandchildren, wider family circle and his many friends, heartfelt sympathies are extended on behalf of Ulster GAA.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.