Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Galway hurler Niall Donoghue who tragically died last night. Niall, who would have turned 23 this Friday, was a member of the Galway senior panel and on the U21 All Ireland winning Galway team in 2011. He also played for his club, Kilbeacanty.
In a statement, Galway GAA said:
'Galway GAA is in shock with the news of the tragic, and untimely, death of Niall Donoghue.
“On behalf of the entire Galway GAA community, at home and abroad, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to Niall’s family and especially his father Francis, brother Shane, sister Orla, uncles, aunts, and all his relatives.
“We offer all our condolences also to the members of Niall’s club and Parish, Kilbeacanty, to his fellow inter-county panellists on the Galway hurling team, and to his many friends and colleagues.
“Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam uasal díli.'