Saturday 25 May 2019

Man (20s) arrested in connection with probe into death of talented GAA player released without charge

Joseph Deacy
Joseph Deacy
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A man arrested in connection with the investigation into the death of Joseph Deacy last August has been released without charge.

The man, who is in his 20s, was questioned at Claremorris garda station and was released last night.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Joseph Deacy, a 21-year-old talented GAA player, was found with serious head injuries in the driveway of the house where he was staying in Swinford, Co Mayo on August 12 2017.

Joe, who was from St Albans in the UK, was rushed to Mayo University Hospital after a passing cyclist raised the alarm.

He was later removed to Beaumont Hospital and he was tragically pronounced dead on the evening of August 13.

Joe's father has previously urged anyone with any information about his death to come forward.

Speaking on RTE's Crimecall earlier this year, Adrian Deacy said: "Someone knows something.

"How can they live with themselves knowing what they know and still carry on living like they do."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 25 0025.

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