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‪#‎13ForNo13‬ - Dublin and Mayo fans to honour Darragh Doherty during All-Ireland semi-final

Published 26/08/2015 | 07:50

Darragh Doherty celebrates a score during the 2013 All-Ireland Football final.
Darragh Doherty celebrates a score during the 2013 All-Ireland Football final.

Both sets of supporters in Sunday's All-Ireland Football semi-final will come together to pay tribute to Darragh Doherty after he lost his life in a car accident at the weekend.

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The Mayo teenager (19) died after the car he was driving crashed at 10.30pm on Sunday outside Ballinrobe.

Doherty was part of the Mayo minor team that won the 2013 All-Ireland minor final, scoring 1-02 on the day from corner forward as they landed the Tom Markham Cup.

He played with the number 13 on his jersey on his back that particular day and former Mayo player David Brady led the calls for a minute's applause in Croke Park to honour the young footballer.

Following other instances of minute's applause already this season, including to honour the victims of the Berkeley tragedy earlier this summer, Dublin GAA have rowed in behind the idea and posted the following on their Facebook page last night:

"At the 13th minute on Sunday, Croke Park will rise and applaud for a young man who tragically lost his life this week. He wore Number 13 for the Mayo Minors and scored 1-02 in the All Ireland Final before collecting his All Ireland Medal.

"RIP Darragh.

"Spread the word. SHARE.

‪"#‎13thMinuteApplause‬."

Chairman of Kilmaine GAA told independent.ie that Darragh was a “fantastic young footballer with a great future ahead of him”.

“He was a fantastic talent and he would have moved up to senior level. We are all deeply shocked and saddened, we don’t have words to describe it,” he said.

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