The Killarney Legion club in Kerry is in mourning following the sudden passing of one of its senior players Derek Twomey.
Tributes have been flowing in following the 31-year-old’s death on Wednesday after he had taken ill at work.
Killarney Legion described Derek as “a fantastic footballer and character” when posting a tribute on their Facebook page yesterday.
“The club is deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Derek Twomey at the age of 31 earlier today," the club posted
"Derek and his family have been involved with the Legion for many years and are hugely respected within the club.
"An accomplished and determined footballer, Derek was a regular and influential player at all grades and a very valued member of the senior panel.
"A fantastic footballer and character, his presence around the club will be missed beyond words."
There are no words. A true gent, character & clubhouse legend. RIP Twomey💚💚 pic.twitter.com/3E7n28UvBU— Killarney Legion GAA (@LegionGAA) October 21, 2020
Our condolences to the Twomey family and to all at Killarney Legion GAA on the sudden passing of Derek Twomey RIP ❤️ https://t.co/tQwjfJOuPN— Spa Gaa (@gaa_spa) October 21, 2020
We would like to extend our sympathy to the @KillarneyLegion club on the sudden passing of player Derek Twomey— Carnaross GFC (@CarnarossGFC) October 21, 2020
Derek was instrumental in making our former player @StephenFlattery feel at home in his new club and he will be sorely missed by everyone who had the joy of meeting him
Sincere sympathy to Twomey family and Legion Gaa on the sudden passing of Derek. RIP— Dr. Crokes GAA (@DrCrokesGAA) October 21, 2020