Tributes to Magherafelt-born former GAA President Paddy MacFlynn

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MAGHERAFELT-born former GAA President Paddy MacFlynn has died at the age of 96.

Ulster GAA president Martin McAviney led the tributes to MacFlynn, describing him as an “iconic” figure.

“Paddy MacFlynn was a GAA giant who gave over 80 years of volunteer service to our association,” added the Ulster GAA president.

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“He was in office at a time when the days were difficult but he dealt with the challenges both with courage and courtesy.

Just over a week ago, Mr MacFlynn released his autobiography, recalling his encounters with former Irish premier’s Charlie Haughey and Garrett Fitzgerald.