PATSY Forbes modestly emphasises that he’s just the ‘honorary’ Tyrone GAA President, but there’s no doubt whatsoever that he’s worthy of the new title that has been bestowed upon one of the living legends within the County.
The Ardboe native isn’t tempted to put the feet up even though he’s 78 years old, and his list of accomplishments down through the years is frankly awe-inspiring.
For starters, his playing career; he won three minor titles with Ardboe before captaining the club to their historic first Senior Championship title in 1968.
He was also part of the team which won the three in-a-row between 1971 and 1973, played in another final in 1983, and finally hung up the boots in 1989 when he was nearly 50.
He also played for Tyrone between 1960 and 1972, starting his career in the forward line before finishing his career as a wing-back, while in 1990 he captained the Tyrone Over 40s to the All-Ireland final.
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