Thursday 18 December 2014

GAA stars pay tribute to the late Niall Donohue

Published 24/10/2013 | 11:20

Galway v Dublin - Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling Under 21 All-Ireland 'A' Championship Final...10 September 2011; Niall Donoghue, Galway. Bord Gais Energy GAA Hurling Under 21 All-Ireland 'A' Championship Final, Galway v Dublin, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE ...5RP
Niall Donoghue in action during Galway's 2011 under-21 All-Ireland success

GAA stars past and present and from all codes have taken to twitter to sympathise with the family of Niall O'Donohue who died tragically yesterday evening.

There has been an outpouring of grief across the GAA community at the news of the 22-year-old's sudden passing. He would have celebrated his 23rd birthday tomorrow.

Diarmuid O'Sullivan (Cork)

Shocked to wake up to the very sad news of Niall donoghues passing..deepest sympathies to his family and friends

Declan Hannon (Limerick)

Shocked at hearing the news of Niall Donoghue, really puts everything into perspective...deepest sympathies to his family and friends!

Simon Lambert (Dublin)

Terrible news about Galway Hurler Niall O Donoghue - marked him a couple of times, tough bit of stuff. #RIP

Seanie Tobin (Limerick)

Absolutely terrible news about Niall O'Donoghue, may he rest in peace!

Darran O'Sullivan (Kerry)

Awful news about young Galway hurler Niall Donoghue. Thoughts go out to his friends and family. RIP

Paul Kerrigan (Cork)

RIP Niall O Donoghue, very sad news about a very talented young hurler. Thoughts are with his family and friends.

Seamus Callanan (Tipperary)

So sad to hear the news about Niall o donoghue, our thoughts and prayers are with his family,friends and team mates at this time #RIP

Daniel Goulding (Cork)

So so sad to hear the news of Galway hurler Niall Donoghue. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends #RIP

Wayne McNamara (Limerick)

Very sad to hear about Niall donoghue. A fine hurler..Thoughts & prayers are with his family. RIP

Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)

RIP Niall Donoghue, a frightening reminder of a massive problem we have. Absolutely horrific news, thoughts go out to his family and friends

Eoin Cadogan (Cork)

Awful to hear of the passing of Niall Donoghue.At only 22 years of age another star of our games taken away tragically.May he rest in peace.

Shane McGrath (Tipperary)

So sad to hear the news of Galway and Kilbeacanty hurler Niall Donoghue. Thoughts and prayers with his family and all his team mates.

Steven McDonnell (Armagh)

Yet another young man with a bright future taken away from us. RIP Niall Donoghue.

Ryan McCluskey (Fermanagh)

Sad news in Galway last night about a young gifted man Niall o Donaghue .Thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and teammates.

Lar Corbett (Tipperary)

Thoughts and prayers with the family and friends of Niall Donoghue. Unbelievably sad, great talent #RIPNiallDonoghue

Adrian Flynn (Wexford)

Terrible news hearin of the death of Niall O Donoghue. We, as people, need to learn how to open up, learn that there is help available. #RIP

Joe Dooley (Offaly)

Very sorry to hear the news about the sudden death of young Niall o Donoghue. May he RIP and sympathies to his family and friends.

Ronan Sweeney (Kildare)

Tragic news about young Galway star Niall O'Donoghue. Thoughts and prayers with the O'Donoghue family, friends & team mates. RIP

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