Tragedy strikes Down GAA club with dual star's passing

March 27, 2024

Lorcán Branagan RIP. Pic via Clonduff GAC.

A Co. Down GAA club has paid a heartfelt tribute to a 26-year-old dual star who died tragically in Australia last weekend.

Lorcán Branagan lost his life in Sydney, just a few weeks before he was due to travel home and rejoin the Clonduff senior football and hurling squads. Heartbreakingly, his older brother Peárce also passed away in June 2018 from a cardiac incident aged just 23.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the tragic passing of our Senior Player Lorcán Branagan in Sydney, Australia,” Clonduff GAC said.

“A very talented dual player for our club, Lorcán left for a winter in Australia in November 2023 and was due to return home for club playing duty in the coming weeks.

“Our club and community are absolutely devastated at the loss of a wonderful, young gentleman who represented our club with great distinction.

“It is even more difficult to comprehend this tragic news, given the untimely passing of Lorcán's older brother Peárce, our senior hurler, in June 2018.

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Lorcán's family.”

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