Regardless of the result in the All-Ireland final, it has been an extremely difficult for Aidan O'Shea. He and his village of Breaffy has been touched by tragedy twice this year. David Gavin went missing having got into trouble while swimming in Canada on June 30th, and tragically, his body has not been recovered. The search was postponed earlier this month. Gavin played football with Breaffy, and represented Mayo at minor and under-21 level.
Just a month earlier, the village had united in grief at the tragic death of 12-year-old Faye Lavin, who had played under-14 football with Breaffy.
After the club won Mayo's Division 1A title against Knockmore yesterday, O'Shea dedicated the trophy to their memory, remembering both as he choked back tears.
The video is below, courtesy of Mid West Radio.
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