Ballinrobe GAA Club extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Darragh Doherty, Ballyhenry, Kilmaine, the former All-Ireland winning minor footballer, who was tragically killed in a car accident between Kilmaine and Ballinrobe last night (Sunday).
Darragh (19) was among the attendance at Saturday evening’s South Mayo Junior B final between his club Kilmaine and Shrule-Glencorrib in Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe.
He was his usual jovial and friendly self as he mingled with spectators from both clubs and our own members.
The Doherty family are hugely respected in GAA circles throughout Mayo and further afield.
Darragh was a past-pupil of Ballinrobe Community School and was one of the star attackers in the Mayo team which won the 2013 All-Ireland minor football title. All of us who knew him were intensely proud of his performances, particularly in Croke Park, where his true footballing talents shone through.
His death casts a deep shadow over this region.
In extending our sympathy to the Doherty family, we also remember his colleagues in Kilmaine GAA Club. We are conscious that no words of ours can soften the sense of despair that hangs over Kilmaine tonight.
Darragh was their hero, the man who gave them reason to walk tall out of Croke Park just two short years ago, just like another great Kilmaine minor scoring star, Michael John Mullin, did 28 years previously.
The Kilmaine club statement is contained HERE.
May he rest in peace.
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