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Shock as Clare football star Niall White (23) is found dead

A MEMBER of the Clare senior football team has been found dead in tragic circumstances.

Niall White (23) was discovered dead at his home in Ennis on Monday.

The defender had been on the Clare football panel for the past three seasons.

Last night, a spokesperson for Mr White's GAA club, St Joseph's Doora-Barefield, said they "still cannot believe the news. This is a terrible tragedy."

Clare football boss Micheal McDermott has also paid tribute to Mr White.

Mr White is survived by his parents, Mary and Pat, and his sister Ciara.

Mr White's removal will take place this evening from his home at Lifford Road, Ennis, to St Joseph's Church, with funeral mass to take place tomorrow morning.

Irish Independent