Tuesday 20 February 2018

'Another young man taken too soon' - Tributes pour in after brother (16) of Mayo AFL duo loses battle with cancer

Pearce Hanley (left) and Cian Hanley (right), brothers of Tommy.
Pearce Hanley (left) and Cian Hanley (right), brothers of Tommy.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Tributes have been paid to Tommy Hanley, the younger brother of Mayo AFL players Pearce and Cian, who has passed away following an illness.

The 16-year-old had been unwell for some time, with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson posting a get well soon video to Hanley online in 2016. Pearce and Cian Hanley returned home to be with their brother last week, with duo granted leave from their AFL clubs.

Pearce (28) plays for the Gold Coast while Cian (21) plays with the Brisbane Lions.

Tommy Hanley passed away 'surrounded by his loving family', according to a notice on RIP.ie.

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