Sunday 23 July 2017

Cavan GAA pay tribute to the late Dominic Earley following road traffic accident

17 May 2017; Dominic Earley Cavan team analysis. Cavan Football Squad Portraits 2017 at Kingspan Breffni Park, Co Cavan. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
17 May 2017; Dominic Earley Cavan team analysis. Cavan Football Squad Portraits 2017 at Kingspan Breffni Park, Co Cavan. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

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Cavan GAA have offered their condolences after the passing of backroom team member Dominic Earley who died following a road traffic accident in Fermanagh on Friday.

Mr Earley lost his life in a car crash on the Glengesh Road in Tempo, Co Fermanagh, where he was on his way to meet fellow Cavan backroom team member Jimmy Higgins ahead of their side's Ulster semi-final with Monaghan next weekend at Breffni Park.

Mr Earley was killed in the single-vehicle crash which occurred just before 10am.

He is survived by his partner Maria.

A statement by Cavan GAA read: "It is with great shock and deep sadness that we learned of the tragic death of Dominic Earley, a member of our senior football backroom team, following a road traffic accident in Fermanagh earlier today.

"Dominic was a member and player with the Tattyreagh Club in Co. Tyrone. He joined our team management just a short few months ago but in that time he created a lasting impression on those who had the pleasure of meeting him.

"Cavan GAA would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Dominic’s family, his girlfriend Maria, relatives, friends and to the Tattyreagh GAA club and Tyrone County Board.

"Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a anam."

A spokesperson for Cavan GAA confirmed that a moment's silence will be held for Earley before next weekend's Ulster semi-final with Monaghan.

A minute's silence was observed before the Ulster quarter-final between Down and Armagh at Paric Esler in Newry this afternoon.

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