GAA: Former president Joe McDonagh dies aged 62

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Image caption Joe McDonagh won an All-Ireland hurling championship with Galway in 1980

Former Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) president Joe McDonagh has died aged 62.

Mr McDonagh, from County Galway, was president of the association between 1997 and 2000.

He was also a former hurler who won an All-Ireland championship with Galway in 1980.

The GAA said Mr McDonagh died after a short illness and that it was "deeply regretted by family, friends and the GAA community".

Mr McDonagh's death comes less than two weeks after the death of Jack Boothman, Mr McDonagh's predecessor as GAA president.

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