Tributes to popular GAA player Gary McGee

Tributes have been paid to popular Foreglen GAA player, Gary McGee who died suddenly on Monday.

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 11:21 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 12:26 pm
Gary McGee

O’Brien’s GAC, Foreglen said they were “devastated” at the death of their player, and offered their condolences.

In a statement, the Club said: “Just heard the most devastating news this evening. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the McGee family, Alana, his daughters and his family circle and friends. God bless Gary and sleep tight. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Sinn Fein councillor, Tony McCaul, who lives in Foreglen, said the local community is “shocked and saddened” at the young dad’s death.

“Gary was goalkeeper for a number of years and grew up with the Club. He was one of the best goalkeepers in the county.

“Gary grew up, and lived in Ballykelly, but he was in Foreglen all the time visiting family and with the club. He was very much part of Foreglen community.

“He was just a lovely fella, a really good lad, and he was very popular on the team. He had a heart of gold,” said Colr. McCaul. “It’s sad news for the whole community. People are devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones at this sad time.”

St. Aidans GAC, Magilligan posted a tribute on social media, stating: “Sad loss to everyone. Thoughts and prayers from all at Magilligan GAC.”

A post mortem is due to be carried out to determine the cause of death.