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Tributes paid to young Irish dad who tragically died after attending an Australian Rules football match

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Optus Stadium in Perth, where Mr O'Connor watched his beloved Fremantle Dockers Football Club play with a friend, shortly before his tragic death.
Photo: Tourism Ireland

Optus Stadium in Perth, where Mr O'Connor watched his beloved Fremantle Dockers Football Club play with a friend, shortly before his tragic death. Photo: Tourism Ireland

Optus Stadium in Perth, where Mr O'Connor watched his beloved Fremantle Dockers Football Club play with a friend, shortly before his tragic death. Photo: Tourism Ireland

Tributes have been paid to a young Irish dad, who tragically died in an accident after attending an Australian rules football match on Saturday.

Owen (Emmett) O'Connor from Cloneygowan, Co Offaly, died on Saturday, July 20, after watching his beloved Fremantle Dockers Football Club play Sydney at Optus Stadium in Perth.

The 38-year-old tragically died while waiting to return home from the game.


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