After All-Ireland win, Mayo footballer pays tribute to teammate who tragically died 4 years ago

After All-Ireland win, Mayo footballer pays tribute to teammate who tragically died

Mayo are All-Ireland champions!

Liam Irwin grabbed Mayo's fifth and final goal against Cork on Saturday to secure the counties first EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football championship in a decade.

Mayo ran-out 5-7 to 1-14 winners over the rebels in Ennis, with midfielder Matthew Ruane picking up the EirGrid man-of-the-match award.

Ruane, who played an absolute blinder during his county's goal-scoring fest paid a special tribute to former teammate Darragh Doherty after picking up his award. After the match, he told TG4 that the team will "remember their good friend Darragh", who tragically died at the age of 19 last year in a road accident.

Darragh O'Doherty playing in the 2013 Electric Ireland GAA Football All Ireland Minor Championship Semi-Final

 

Doherty, who played an integral role in the 2013 minor team's All-Ireland win, lost his life last August after the car he was driving crashed on the N-84, at Carrowmore.

 

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