Down GAA club stunned by young hurler's sudden death

June 24, 2018

The late Pearse Branagan.

A Co. Down GAA club has been plunged into mourning following the sudden death of one of its senior hurlers.

Clonduff's Pearse Branagan died last evening from a cardiac seziure.

The club posted the following tribute on Facebook: "It is with deep sadness and a sense of devastation that we report the sudden and very untimely death of young Pearse Branagan one of our Senior Hurlers.

"Pearse, aged just 23, passed away after suffering a cardiac seizure on Saturday evening. He had just begun his teaching career in nearby St Malachy's PS Kilcoo.

"Pearse is the second son of Tony and Terri (Ballycashone Road), younger brother of Padraig and older brother of Lorcan and Caitlin. To them, his girlfriend Ellen McCrilly (Moy), a wide family circle and his team mates and his pupils in St Malachy's we tender our deepest sympathy. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Mary Queen of the Gael Pray for him and his family. Ár dheis Dé go raibh a anam."

All activities in the club have been cancelled until further notice as a mark of respect to Pearse.

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