PICS: The mother of the late Adam Mangan joins title celebrations with his GAA team-mates 5 years ago

PICS: The mother of the late Adam Mangan joins title celebrations with his GAA team-mates

They celebrated in style but didn't forget their late team-mate, who died tragically in a farming accident last year.

Adam Mangan was a dual rugby and GAA star who, sadly, passed away last October in a tragic farming accident in Offaly.

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Last weekend, Adam's GAA team St Vincent's claimed their third successive title with victory over Edenderry, and Adam's mam and brother were on hand to take part in the celebrations.

"This win was the biggest one yet, our team was quite depleted but the loss of Adam really drove us on," one of Adam's teammates, who asked not to be named, told JOE.

"We miss him so much, and the win last weekend wasn't only a big achievement in the club, but one for our dear friend Adam. He is so deeply missed, and I know this story has the chance to uplift spirits. Especially those who have suffered grievances in the past."

This image shows Adam's brother Cathal lifting the cup along with team member Karl Dunne.

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This, meanwhile, is Adam's mam Janette with the cup amid the celebrations.

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As well as being a part of the 2013 and 2014 Offaly minor football panels, Adam played rugby for Tullamore and Leinster.

"I think this has real meaning, and heart, and shows the true meaning of the GAA... (how) one whole community can pull together, in search for one common goal, and to galvanise a community," Adam's team-mate added.