Derry GAA devastated by hurling star's tragic passing

July 13, 2018

Aodhan O'Donnell (RIP) represented Derry at the highest level in hurling.

Derry GAA has paid tribute to county hurler Aodhán O'Donnell who died in tragic circumstances.

Aodhán's body was recovered from the River Foyle today following an extensive search since last weekend. He would have celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday.

"Derry GAA are devastated at the tragic death of Aodhán O'Donnell. He was  much-valued team mate and hurler at both club and county level and will be greatly missed," the county board said in a statement.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone connected with Derry GAA are with Aodhán's family, friends and club members at this difficult time."

Aodhán was a student at St. Columb's College in Derry and played his club hurling with Na Magha in the city.

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