Friday 9 December 2016

Berkeley victim was life-long GAA fan

Published 17/06/2015 | 02:30

Eoghan Culligan as pictured by Ballyboden St Enda’s
Eoghan Culligan as pictured by Ballyboden St Enda’s

GAA club Ballyboden St Enda's last night led the tributes to Eoghan Culligan who was described as a popular young player among his teammates.

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The 21-year-old, from Rathfarnham, was a life-long GAA fan and player who had been a member of the Ballyboden St Enda's club since childhood and played football for its intermediate and junior teams.

The club last night offered its sympathies to Eoghan's devastated parents, Gerry and Marie, and to his brothers, Stephen and Andrew, as well as the extended Culligan family.

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In a statement on the club's website, it said: "It is with great regret and sadness that we inform you that Ballyboden St Enda's member Eoghan Culligan was one of the six people who tragically lost their lives in Berkeley, California earlier today.

"Eoghan has been a member of Ballyboden St Enda's since childhood and was part of the Minor A Championship team that were beaten by Castleknock GAA in the county final of 2011.

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"He continued to play football with both the Intermediate and Junior teams.

"Eoghan was very popular with his team mates and this tragic news is keenly felt by all members of our club, but especially by those players and mentors who knew him well."

The club also extended its sympathies to the families of Eoghan's friends who also lost their lives and said it hoped those who were injured have an eventual recovery to full health.

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