The GAA neighborhood in Tyrone and past has been plunged into mourning following the information that hurling star Damian Casey has died in a tragic accident in Spain, aged 28.
It’s understood he was in Spain attending the marriage of a buddy when it’s believed that he had an accident at a pool. The marriage, which was as a consequence of happen at this time (Saturday) has been cancelled.
Damian Casey was the talisman of the Tyrone facet who clinched Nickey Rackard Cup honours with a 1-21 to 0-19 victory over Roscommon in Croke Park.
The Dungannon native was captain of the Purple Fingers after they misplaced out to Mayo in final yr’s Rackard Cup decider, however his beautiful 0-14 haul ensured Tyrone received the All-Eire title this season.
The Eoghan Ruadh ace performed over 100 instances at inter-county stage since making his debut again in 2012. Since then, he maintained a exceptional feat of particular person brilliance by beginning and scoring in each single recreation Tyrone senior hurlers have performed over the past 10 years.
Final evening, Tyrone GAA issued an announcement which learn: “Heartbreak and grief can are available many types however are particularly merciless when led to by the sudden dying of somebody younger, proficient, outgoing and within the prime of life
“Accordingly, Gaelic Tyrone is completely shaken by the information of the tragic dying of Damian Casey, a supreme hurler simply now on the peak of his powers.”
Tyrone GAA chairman Michael Kerr added: “This breaking information is past perception.
“Somebody who introduced honour, delight and easy, easy gladness to our entire County, and much past, is gone and it’s so laborious to soak up.
“There are very tough days forward for Sean, Susan, Louise and Catherine, for Damian’s wider household circle and lots of associates and associates, for his team-mates and for the Gaels of Dungannon and Tyrone.
“Our deepest sympathy goes to them, and our focus should now be on offering the help and luxury that will probably be so badly wanted.”
Over the past decade, Damian Casey has been some of the prolific hurlers in Eire, notching over 1,000 factors between League and Championship video games.