Awful news coming out of Tyrone GAA this morning as one of their senior inter county hurlers Damian Casey has sadly passed away at only 29 years of age.
Local sources in Co Tyrone said he is believed to have died in a swimming pool accident in Spain.
He was there for a wedding, which was due to take place today.
Damian Casey was said to be one of the best hurlers in the county and all our thoughts are with his family and friends today, just awful news. May he rest in peace.
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There are no words.
Losing Damian is a massive blow to our entire community and our thoughts and prayers are with Damian's family Sean, Susan, Louise and Catherine and his many friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. pic.twitter.com/IdMyhMZiuP
— Begley's Sports (@BegleysSports) June 18, 2022
Damian Casey was a special gift to Tyrone and to hurling. We were the richer for his presence and are the poorer for his passing.
— Tyrone GAA (@TyroneGAALive) June 18, 2022
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) June 18, 2022
Unbelievable news at the tragic death tonight of one of Dungannon and Tyrone hurling stars Damien Casey . Deepest condolences to his loving family and his @TyroneGAALive gaels 💔 pic.twitter.com/akBhByjTlM
— Buffers Ally (@AllyBuffers) June 17, 2022
“This breaking news is beyond belief,” said Tyrone county board chairman Michael Kerr.
“Someone who brought honour, delight and simple, straightforward gladness to our whole county, and far beyond, is gone and it’s so hard to take in.”