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Birmingham GAA club pays tribute to one of their players who died in Tunisia


Owen Richards, Adrian Evans, Patrick Evans and Joel Richards

A GAA club in Birmingham have paid their respects to Joel Richards, one of the tourists shot dead in the massacre in Tunisia.

Twenty-two-year old Richards was a prominent player with the club as well as a talented soccer referee. His uncle Adrian Evans and grandfather Patrick Evans were also killed in the attack while his 16-year-old brother Owen is reported to have survived.

At least 38 people have now been killed in the shocking tragedy.

"James Connollys GFC is devastated to learn of the death of one of our players, Joel Richards, during the horrific attack in Tunisia," said the Birmingham-based GAA club in a statement last night.

"Joel was an exceptionally talented footballer, who represented both club and county with conviction on numerous occasions.

"Details of his funeral arrangements will follow; our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time."

The club also paid tribute to Lorna Carthy.

"As we mourn Joel and his family, please keep all at @Dunderry_Gaa in Meath in your prayers as they mourn the loss of Lorna Carty," the club tweeted.