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25th Feb 2018

14-year-old tragically dies following injury sustained in GAA match in Kerry

Conor Heneghan


Desperately sad news.

A 14-year-old boy has passed away in hospital following an accidental collision during a schools’ Gaelic Football match last week.

Aodhán O’Connor sustained a head injury in an accidental collision while in action for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, a school in Dingle, last Wednesday and had been receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of Cork University Hospital until he sadly passed away on Saturday night.

In a statement on their social media accounts on Sunday, Dingle GAA club spoke of a “tragic loss” and expressed sympathy with Aodhán’s family and friends, including his parents Áine and John and his sister Ciara.

Tim Murphy, Chairman of Kerry County Committee, issued a statement which read: “On behalf of Kerry GAA, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family, club mates, friends and teachers of the late Aodhán Ó Conchubhair.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of this talented young man. Words cannot express adequately the emotions felt by the Kerry GAA community on hearing this tragic news. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

“May Aodhán rest in peace.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”