He famously sang 'The West's Awake' after winning the All-Ireland in 1980
Tributes continue to pour in, following the passing of former GAA president Joe McDonagh.
The Galway native, who served as the 32nd president of the association, died following a short illness.
Really sad to hear of the passing of former president Joe McDonagh Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam— Meath GAA (@MeathGAA) May 21, 2016
RIP .. Slan le Joe McDonagh ... a sound Man , a Gentleman , a Galway Man & a GAA Man ....An fhear go Deo ...— Hector (@hectorirl) May 21, 2016
Joe McDonagh RIP https://t.co/jQQm3JReti— Vincent Hogan (@Vincent_Hogan) May 21, 2016
Joe McDonagh, GAA President 1997-2000, RIP pic.twitter.com/0Ej6KHBvb4— Galway GAA (@Galway_GAA) May 21, 2016
Joe McDonagh's contribution to GAA is too large to surmise but this is his & one of hurlings most iconic moments RIP https://t.co/h3JN7cC1j6— Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) May 20, 2016
The passing of Joe McDonagh is so sad— the memories he created singing the West's Awake in Croke Park in 1980.https://t.co/hgtv6yhJp2— Declan Varley (@declanvarley) May 20, 2016
Am heartbroken at the death of my friend former GAA President Joe McDonagh'. Joe was in Ottawa last year. I will miss his friendship— Ray Bassett (@ray_basssett) May 20, 2016
On a night when a legend stole the show, another slips away. RIP Joe McDonagh— Derrick Lynch (@DLynchSport) May 20, 2016
Condolences to Family, Friends and Ballinderreen GAA Club on the death of former GAA President, Joe McDonagh. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.— Pádraig Pearses GAA (@PearsesGAA) May 20, 2016
Deeply sad to hear of death of Joe McDonagh. Had pleasure of serving on Foras na Gaeilge with him. A Gentleman to his fingertips— Donnchadh ÓLaoghaire (@Donnchadhol) May 20, 2016
@Galway_GAA Saddened to hear of passing Joe McDonagh, Uachtarán CLG 1997-2000, Gave a speech in Burlington hotel in 1997 I will never forget— David Brady (@D9BMayo) May 20, 2016