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01st Apr 2022

The GAA community mourn the tragic death of Red Óg Murphy

Lee Costello

“Players across Ireland have lost one of their own.”

Yesterday the tragic and devastating news that DCU and Sligo star Red Óg Murphy had passed away.

The 21-year-old was studying to be a teacher at the Dublin University, and proudly represented them on the football field.

Murphy was playing in the Sigerson Cup as recently as a month ago, and was even named in the Team of the Year.

The young talent had been scouted for greatness at an early age, and even enjoyed a stint in the AFL, playing professionally at North Melbourne.

The Curry footballer had opted out of Tony McEntee’s Sligo panel this year, as he wanted to focus on his studies.

The GAA community has been hit hard by this horrendous news, and tributes have been pouring in by those who wished to pay their respects.

The Gaelic Players Association released a statement: “To his family, loved ones, friends and teammates; our hearts are broken for you.

“Players across Ireland have lost one of their own. May he rest in peace.”

Tributes continue to flood in as those in the GAA and wider community grieve the loss of a young man who has parted this world far too early.

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