Derry GAA club numbed by young player's sudden death

April 09, 2018

The late Kerrie Canning in action for Claudy John Mitchel's.
Pic via Claudy John Mitchel's GAC.

A GAA club in Derry is in mourning following the sudden death of one of its players.

Eighteen-year-old Kerrie Canning played for Claudy John Mitchel's GAC. She was a student at St. Mary's College in Derry where she was about to sit her A-level exams.

Claudy John Mitchel's GFC paid the following tribute to the talented teenager on Facebook: "We are all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Kerrie Canning. It is difficult to know what to write at times like this. Nothing will make the pain of Kerrie's passing any easier on her family or on the many young people who valued her friendship.

"On behalf of everyone in John Mitchel's GAC, we extend our sincerest sympathies and our heartfelt prayers to Kerrie's entire family."



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