Death in Dublin of Moville GAA founder

A loyal Donegal supporter through and through

Journalist Owen McCann, who has died, was a native of Moville. Con O'Donnell has paid tribute to former Moville GAA member Owen McCann.
The death took place last week of Owen McCann (above left), a native of Moville who had been living in Dublin for many years and a stalwart of the GAA.

Owen was born in Moville and indeed was one of the founder members of the Moville GAA team that existed around the 1940s.

His father was a customs officer, and the family moved to Dublin in the 1950s but Owen stayed true to his native county and was in attendance at Donegal games the length and breadth of the country.

As a writer and journalist Owen penned many books on the GAA and was described by Moville GAA committee member Con O’Donnell (above right) as ‘a numbers man.’

He wrote books based on statistics around the GAA and was editor of the now defunct magazine ‘Gaelic Games’.
Con O’Donnell talked of the period that Owen McCann was involved in GAA circles in Moville.

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