Derry G.A.A. in mourning following tragic death of young player

The G.A.A. Community in Derry is in mourning today following the death of Aidan’s GAC, Magilligans’ player Steven Deeney, during a training session last night.

The 32-year-old reportedly collapsed during training in Limavady  and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.  The Limavady Borough Council confirmed that medical attention arrived within five minutes, however he could not be saved.

Speaking on their Facebook page today, the club said “It’s with deep shock and a heavy, heavy heart that we, as a club, committee members, players and the entire community send on our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the entire Deeney family on the passing of Steven.

“A father, son, and brother to them. And one of the Magilligan GAA group. May you rest in peace with God above. Chuid eile i siochain.”

The tragedy in the third to hit the G.A.A Community in Ireland this week. On Tuesday Kilkenny’s All-Ireland winning captain, Lester Ryan, was left devastated after his father was killed in a farming accident.

While the next day Derek Tyrrell’s body was recovered from the River Nore after he was swept away. The 33-year-old was a first cousin of All-Ireland winning hurlers Tommy Walsh and Jackie Tyrrell.

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