Offaly club devastated by Aaron's tragic death

June 11, 2019

Tony Leavy RIP.

Erin Rovers footballer Aaron Buckley lost his life in a tragic swimming accident in the Abbey River in Limerick city yesterday.

The 23-year-old soldier got into difficulty while swimming with friends on Monday afternoon and his body was recovered shortly before 6pm.

Aaron starred on the Erin Rovers side that captured the 2017 Offaly JFC title and was corner back on the team that went on to face Multyfarnham of Westmeath in the Leinster club final.

Erin Rovers led the tributes to their former star, stating: “Erin Rovers would like to send on its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Aaron Buckley Pullough.

“Aaron was a very talented young footballer and was part of the team which won the intermediate title in 2017. Not alone was he a very talented footballer he was also a very down to earth man who was always in good form and had a smile on his face. He will be a huge loss around the club not just for the football but for the man he was. He will be sadly missed by all his team mates, committee members, supporters and from all who knew him. May he rest in peace.”

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