Sadness at passing of Fermanagh All-Ireland winning footballer

February 10, 2024

A view of Brewster Park, Enniskillen before the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 3 clash between Cavan and Tyrone.
©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

There is sadness in Fermanagh football circles following the passing of Steven ‘Nudie’ Ingram after a battle with leukaemia.

Aged just 45 and a father-of-two, Steven was part of the All-Ireland winning Fermanagh Vocational Schools team of 1996 which beat Rathmore of Kerry in the final. The Fermanagh team was captained by Rory Gallagher and also featured Tyrone's Colm McCullagh and Paul McGirr, who tragically died a year later.

Steven also scored the winning point for St Patrick's, Donagh in the 1996 Fermanagh MFC final, with the club describing him as “one of the greats” in a social media post.

“St Patrick’s GFC Committee and Members wish to offer their deepest condolences to the Ingram family, Donagh on the devastating passing of Nudie," the post read.

“To Joanne his wife, children Rory and Emer, Nudie’s parents Ronan & Mary, and siblings Paddy, Paul, Aine and extended family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this heartbreaking time.

”Nudie was an integral part of St Patrick’s Club from a young age, an incredibly gifted footballer who scored the winning point for our 1996 Minor Championship winning side. Nudie was also part of the Fermanagh GAA Colleges team who won the All-Ireland Vocational ‘A’ Schools title against Rathmore, Co Kerry starting at centre half-back.

“In more recent times, Nudie was an integral part of the St Patrick’s GFC Committee covering numerous roles including Treasurer and Youth Officer and coached many of our underage teams to great success.

“We thank Nudie for his incredible hard work and dedication to the role which oversaw huge success in our youth teams and developed players to go on to Senior Club and County Level. One of the greats, Steven ‘Nudie’ Ingram. RIP."

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