Tyrone postpone all weekend fixtures to mark their respect for Damian Casey 2 days ago

Tyrone postpone all weekend fixtures to mark their respect for Damian Casey

The games will be re-fixed for later in the summer.

This weekend, the GAA pitches across Tyrone will be quiet, calm and peaceful, as all fixtures that were scheduled for these dates have been postponed.

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Following the shocking news that the Tyrone hurling captain, Damian Casey, tragically passed away while attending a wedding in Spain, the county wish to mark their respect.

The Dungannon native will undoubtly go down as Tyrone's greatest ever hurler, a true leader who brought the sport to the forefront in an area dominated by Gaelic football.

All of those from the Red Hand county and GAA community are in mourning, and so the county board have made the decision to reschedule this weekend's game for later in the summer.

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“A Chara, as a mark of respect to our friend Damian Casey, the CCC are postponing all games in the County this weekend”, read a Tyrone GAA statement.

“The Senior/Reserve ACL games on Friday/Saturday & the U17/19 games on Sunday are off this weekend will be re-fixed with a double round of fixtures later in the summer.”

Casey’s body will be repatriated later tonight, and a wake will be held across Friday and Saturday. His funeral mass will take place at 2pm on Sunday at St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon.

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