Tyrone GAA is in a state of shock today following the sudden death of former All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Johnny Curran at the age of just 33.
The Coalisland clubman, who worked as a hairdresser in Dungannon, died at Craigavon Area Hospital after falling ill at his home this morning. He is survived by his partner Clodagh and two young sons, Darsái and Neasan, his parents Anthony and Alicia and his siblings Louise and Stephen.
Curran first came to prominence as goalkeeper on the Tyrone minor team which defeated Kerry in the 2004 All-Ireland final. He went on to win three Ulster SFC medals and an All-Ireland SFC medal in 2008 as sub-goalkeeper to Pascal McConnell. He also won the O'Neill Cup with Dungannon Fianna in 2010.
The deceased remained part of Mickey Harte's squad until 2012, citing family reasons for stepping away. He also played soccer with Dungannon Swifts and lined out in an Irish Cup semi-final against Crusaders.
May he rest in peace.
This morning we received the shocking news that our friend Johnny Curran passed away at 33. We are all shocked devastated and heartbroken with this terrible news. We extend our sympathies to the Curran family and his partner Clodagh and two boys at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/PxK5sKwE3B— Coalisland Na Fianna (@NaFianna1903) October 18, 2020