Kilkenny camogie community left devastated with tragic passing of under-14
The camogie community of Kilkenny has been left shattered with the heartbreaking news that an under-14 player has passed away.
Sarah Dobbyn of Kilkenny City was a bright spark for both club and county as she represented the Cats and her native Clara with distinction.
Her untimely passing has sent shockwaves through the wider GAA fraternity to see someone so young and talented and full of life be taken.
On Thursday, the news came through that Sarah had passed and Kilkenny Camogie paid tribute to her.
"Yesterday we got the devastating news that one of our U14 county players had passed away," the statement read.
"Sarah Dobbyn from Clara was a bright bubbly girl who was always smiling at training. She was a dedicated kind hearted player and loved to be part of the County Team.
"That was cut short this year due to Covid-19. Sarah was in her prime and had a bright career ahead of her with the County Teams.
"We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to her Mam Vivienne, Dad PJ, her brothers Luke and AJ, her extended family team mates and her many friends. May Sarah’s gentle soul rest with the Angels in Heaven."
Sarah's funeral will take place on Sunday in Clara.
Clara Gaa Club Kilkenny would like to send condolences to PJ, Vivienne, Luke & AJ on loss of their daughter & sister Sarah. Sarah will be sadly missed by all her teammates / mentors & club members here in Clara
May she Rest in Peace pic.twitter.com/ViYHU22drv
— Clara GAA & Camogie (@ClaraGAA) November 13, 2020