October 3rd, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that club passes the news on of the death of former Meath GAA Chairman and one of the founding members of Gaeil Colmcille,  Fintan Ginnity.

Fintan was heavily involved in GAA throughout his lifetime and served as the Chairman of the County Board for 20 years from the mid 80s up to 2005 which coincided with Meath’s most successful period winning 4 All-Ireland’s, 8 Leinster SFC, 3 National Football League’s and 3 O’Byrne Cups as well as success at Minor, u21 and Junior. He was the driving force in the development of Meath centre of Excellence in Dunganny back in 2001 when he followed up on a “For Sale” sign he spotted on the lands as he passed in his car.

Fintan picked up plenty of awards in his lifetime those included being inducted into the Meath GAA Hall of Fame in 2008, in 2011 he was presented with a Presidential Award at Croke Park for his time involved with the GAA. In 2014 he was inducted to the Meath Chronicle Sports Awards Hall of Fame also recieving his award from then Meath Manager Mick O’Dowd.

Fintan was heavily involved in the formation of Gaeil Colmcille and the club had instant success winning the Meath SFC in 1966 and in 1968.

From all at Gaeil Colmcille we offer our condolonces to his wife Peig and all the Ginnity family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Funeral Arrangements later.

 

Gaeil Colmcille team 1966 (Fintan Ginnity pictured top right)

 

Fintan Ginnity presenting the Keegan Cup to Gaeil Colmcille Captain Terry Ferguson after the Meath SFC Final in 1991

 

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