Published Wednesday, 25 September 2013
President Michael D. Higgins meets with past GAA president Paddy McFlynn. (© Presseye)
The Magherafelt man served in the position from 1979 to 1982.
Current Ulster GAA president Martin McAviney has called Mr McFlynn an "iconic" figure.
He added: "Paddy McFlynn was an iconic Ulster and National GAA figure, a GAA giant who had given over 80 years of volunteer service to our Association. We will miss his wisdom, friendship, advice and leadership but above all we mourn the passing of a good man whose integrity and vision leaves a strong legacy for us and the next generation of GAA members."
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness paid tribute.
He said: "I was sorry to learn of the passing of Paddy McFlynn and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.
"Whether working at club or national level Paddy through his dedication and lifelong service enriched the lives of many people."
Patsy McGlone of the SDLP said: "He held the office at an extremely difficult time and managed to promote the sport in a way which we should all be very grateful for.
"The outstanding leadership Paddy showed during his time as President and in the years that followed leaves a lasting legacy to the game. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time; ar lámhdheis Dé go raibh sé."
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