Sunday 22 October 2017

Tributes pour in after Westmeath inter-county referee dies suddenly

Referee David Hannon. Image Credit: Westmeath GAA.
Referee David Hannon. Image Credit: Westmeath GAA.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Westmeath GAA has paid tribute to referee David Hannon, who passed away suddenly on Monday night.

The Mullingar-based Garda was due to referee a Westmeath SHC encounter between St Brigid's and Brownstown yesterday, where a minute's silence was held in his honour.

Mr Hannon, who was in his 30s, had been progressing on the inter-county scene, taking charge of this year's Leinster U17 hurling championship match between Dublin and Offaly.

He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Westmeath GAA released a statement on their Facebook page offering sympathy Mr Hannon's friends and family.

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