Well-respected GAA coach John Morrison has died.
The Armagh man in his career worked with Armagh, Antrim, Donegal, Derry, Mayo, Leitrim and Cavan. Morrison also became Monaghan ladies football manager in 2013.
The vastly experienced coach was part of the Mayo backroom team in 2006 alongside manager Mickey Moran as they reached an All-Ireland final against Kerry.
Many tributes have been paid to the popular football man.
Saddened to hear of the passing of John Morrison RIP. Got to know him so well in recent years with @ulstergaawriter . Many's a cracking debate & opinion was exchanged over a table & then carried onto What's App group. Always positive, always had a story. (Pic :- @Gaelic_Life ) pic.twitter.com/6KBuECSVAW
— Sean Mc Caffrey (@BreakfastRollNS) February 12, 2019
Leitrim GAA is greatly saddened to hear the news of the passing of the late John Morrison. What a huge character he was and a brilliant innovative coach who added so much to Leitrim GAA in his time here with Mickey Moran from 2009-2011. RIP Big Man.. #GAA pic.twitter.com/gYKJ3Q6I68
— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) February 12, 2019
We are saddened to learn of the death of John Morrison, a renowned coach, tutor and friend of Ulster GAA. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam pic.twitter.com/Gc75z8La79
— Ulster GAA (@UlsterGAA) February 12, 2019
Martin McGowan served as a selector with John Morrison at Leitrim and has been paying tribute.
Speaking in September 2018, John Morrison told Northern Sound FM that possesion is the key factor in football and Gaelic football has followed many other sports, in the way it is played.