Offaly u21 manager Dermot Hogan has sadly died due to injuries sustained after a fall while painting a shed on the family farm at his home in Coolderry, Co Tipperary yesterday.
Hogan was killed after the roof he was standing on gave way, resulting in serious head injuries.
Offaly county board chairman Padraig Boland spoke to the Independent about the tragedy, saying 'His passion and enthusiasm for Offaly hurling was simply infectious,' before adding:
He loved to talk and hurling was the usual topic. He loved his hurling and will be a huge loss to Offaly hurling. Whatever loss we have pales into insignificance for that of his family.
He was a small man in physicality, but big in heart.
Dermot has also been remembered by GAA fans on Twitter this morning:
Offaly GAA extends its deepest sympathy to the wife & family of the late Dermot Hogan,Offaly U21 Hurling Manager 2014 http://t.co/iJ65s67yX2
— Official Offaly GAA (@Offaly_GAA) July 25, 2014
— Eimhin Boland (@EBO_land) July 25, 2014
R.I.P Dermot Hogan the current Offaly U21 Hurling manager who tragically died in an accident yesterday evening. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam
— Hurling Chat (@HurlingChat) July 25, 2014
Deepest Sympathy to the Hogan Family on the untimely death of Dermot. A massive shock is an understatement. May he rest in peace
— Mary Dunne (@maryballyfore) July 25, 2014
RIP Dermot Hogan Offalys u21 manager who passed away suddenly by accident. Our deepest sympathy to his family... http://t.co/iBEzBYfEkX
— All Dublin GAA Fans (@AllDublinGAAFan) July 25, 2014