Derry club Lavey have retired their number 15 jersey for the rest of the year in honour of the late Collie McGurk.
The move comes just a few weeks after the passing of the former club and county dual star, who wore the jersey when Lavey were crowned All-Ireland club champions in 1991.
The number 15 jersey hung in the dressing-room yesterday when the Erin's Own opened their Derry SFC campaign with a 0-11 to 0-8 win over Bellaghy.
"Our number 15 jersey, unused tonight, has been left vacant for the 2022 season in memory of the late, great Collie McGurk," the club said in a social media post.
As well as winning an All-Ireland club title with his beloved Lavey, Collie was part of the Derry squad that lifted the Sam Maguire in 1993. Hailing from a well-known GAA family, he also garnered an Ulster SHC medal in 2000, four Derry SFC titles and 12 Derry SHC medals in a glittering career. In addition, Colm managed the Oak Leaf hurlers to Nickey Rackard Cup and Ulster U21 successes in 2017.Tweet