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Damian Casey RIP - Tyrone GAA rocked by tragedy yet again
« on: June 18, 2022, 06:03:18 AM »
Tyrone hurling legend Damian Casey has died tragically following an accident in a pool in Spain, just four weeks after scoring 14 points in the Nicky Rackard Final. In a football mad county, Damian stood out as someone everyone in the county knew about, even those who never watched a game of hurling. He was just that good. Hard to explain to those outside Tyrone just how good he was but this article from before the Nicky Rackard final gives a sense of it:

Step aside Patrick Horgan: Damian Casey is the most prolific hurler (you've never heard of)
https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40875941.html

Statement from Tyrone County Board:
Anocht Is Uaigneach Tír Eoghain | Tonight Tyrone Is Lonely
Heartbreak and grief can come in many forms but are especially cruel when brought about by the sudden death of someone young, talented, outgoing and in the prime of life.
Accordingly, Gaelic Tyrone is totally shaken by the news of the tragic death of Damian Casey, a supreme hurler just now at the peak of his powers.
"This breaking news is beyond belief,” a shocked Tyrone County Chair Michael Kerr commented.
“Someone who brought honour, delight and simple, straightforward gladness to our whole County, and far beyond, is gone and it’s so hard to take in.”
“There are very difficult days ahead for Sean, Susan, Louise and Catherine, for Damian’s wider family circle and many friends and associates, for his team-mates and for the Gaels of Dungannon and Tyrone.”
“Our deepest sympathy goes to them, and our focus must now be on providing the support and comfort that will be so badly needed.”
Damian Casey was a special gift to Tyrone and to hurling. We were the richer for his presence and are the poorer for his passing.
‘D’imigh tú i mbláth na hóige, ar Sholas na bhFlaitheas go raibh d’anam | You departed in the bloom of youth, may your soul be granted the Light of Heaven.’

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Re: Damian Casey RIP - Tyrone GAA rocked by tragedy yet again
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 07:35:12 AM »
Tyrone hurling legend Damian Casey has died tragically following an accident in a pool in Spain, just four weeks after scoring 14 points in the Nicky Rackard Final. In a football mad county, Damian stood out as someone everyone in the county knew about, even those who never watched a game of hurling. He was just that good. Hard to explain to those outside Tyrone just how good he was but this article from before the Nicky Rackard final gives a sense of it:

Step aside Patrick Horgan: Damian Casey is the most prolific hurler (you've never heard of)
https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40875941.html

Statement from Tyrone County Board:
Anocht Is Uaigneach Tír Eoghain | Tonight Tyrone Is Lonely
Heartbreak and grief can come in many forms but are especially cruel when brought about by the sudden death of someone young, talented, outgoing and in the prime of life.
Accordingly, Gaelic Tyrone is totally shaken by the news of the tragic death of Damian Casey, a supreme hurler just now at the peak of his powers.
"This breaking news is beyond belief,” a shocked Tyrone County Chair Michael Kerr commented.
“Someone who brought honour, delight and simple, straightforward gladness to our whole County, and far beyond, is gone and it’s so hard to take in.”
“There are very difficult days ahead for Sean, Susan, Louise and Catherine, for Damian’s wider family circle and many friends and associates, for his team-mates and for the Gaels of Dungannon and Tyrone.”
“Our deepest sympathy goes to them, and our focus must now be on providing the support and comfort that will be so badly needed.”
Damian Casey was a special gift to Tyrone and to hurling. We were the richer for his presence and are the poorer for his passing.
‘D’imigh tú i mbláth na hóige, ar Sholas na bhFlaitheas go raibh d’anam | You departed in the bloom of youth, may your soul be granted the Light of Heaven.’

Absolutely heart breaking. No words tbh

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Re: Damian Casey RIP - Tyrone GAA rocked by tragedy yet again
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 07:56:04 AM »
Tragic news. RIP

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Re: Damian Casey RIP - Tyrone GAA rocked by tragedy yet again
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 07:58:30 AM »
Devastating news.

RIP

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 07:59:12 AM »
That is tragic,  God help his Family and Friends. RIP

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Re: Damian Casey RIP - Tyrone GAA rocked by tragedy yet again
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2022, 08:16:22 AM »
Ah jaysus that’s awful. Always saw this guy’s name with big totals and wondered about him.

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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2022, 09:02:04 AM »
My God. Shocking news.

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2022, 09:23:16 AM »
Shocking and sad news. An outstanding hurler.

My condolences to family, friends and all Tyrone Gaels.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal. RIP Damian.

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Re: Damian Casey RIP - Tyrone GAA rocked by tragedy yet again
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2022, 09:33:28 AM »
We have had more than our fair share of tragedy. Devastating news for his family.

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2022, 10:13:35 AM »
RIP Damian, shocking news.

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2022, 10:13:40 AM »
Terrible news. RIP

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2022, 10:15:25 AM »
This is absolutely shocking. RIP Damian Casey, I had the privilege of seeing him play a few times, a fabulous hurler.

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2022, 10:19:51 AM »
Mór mo bhrón do Ghaeil Thír Eoghain. Mairfidh a éachtaí iomána go deo.

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2022, 10:44:19 AM »
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam dílis.

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Re: Damian Casey RIP - Tyrone GAA rocked by tragedy yet again
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2022, 11:43:00 AM »
Aw that's awful.
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