Irish Times journalist Carl O'Malley dies suddenly at the age of 36 7 years ago

Irish Times journalist Carl O'Malley dies suddenly at the age of 36

JOE sends its sympathies to Carl's wife and three young children.

Irish Times sports journalist Carl O'Malley died suddenly in Dublin on Thursday night.

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The Dubliner was playing five-a-side football when he collapsed suddenly. Despite the best efforts of medical personnel, he could not be revived.

Carl leaves behind his wife Moira and three young children. He had become a father to a baby son just last week.

“Carl was a key figure in the Irish Times sports department,” said sports editor Malachy Logan. “His instinct for a story, writing ability and technical knowledge were key components for The Irish Times as it developed its sports coverage in print and online.

“His first love was soccer, whether playing, reporting or cheering on Liverpool. That love was matched by in-depth knowledge of the game which was a huge asset in the paper’s coverage of the sport, particularly the Euro 2012 finals and last year’s World Cup.

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“An outstanding colleague, his loss is such a shock. He will be so badly missed by everyone in the paper.”