Derry GAA have expressed great sadness to learn of the untimely death of Ballinderry gael Aaron Devlin.
The 23-year-old was admitted to hospital last Friday with the brain virus Meningitis.
Aaron’s club, Ballinderry Shamrocks tweeted on Thursday evening: “We are sad to inform that Aaron Devlin has sadly passed away, please continue to pray and support Aarons family at this sad time. #RIP #HERO”
In an online statement, the Club stated: “It is with very deep sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Aaron Devlin this evening. Our deepest sympathy to Carmel, Eugene, Ronan, Colin and Anna.”
A Derry GAA spokesperson said: “It is difficult to comprehend the devastation that the Devlin family and the wider community of Ballinderry must be feeling at this time.
“This tragedy will be sorely felt throughout the Derry GAA family, and on behalf of all our players, officials and members, at home and abroad, we wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Aaron’s mother Carmel, father Eugene, sister Anna, and brothers Ronan and Coilin.
“We also offer all our condolences to the members of Aaron’s club, Ballinderry Shamrocks, his local community, his team-mates, and his many friends and colleagues.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.”