A young student at the National College of Ireland, and GAA player, Eoghan Moloney, died suddenly on Friday, leaving a family and a sporting community heartbroken.
A statement released by St Pats GAA Club confirmed the tragic the news:
“We extend our sincerest, deepest, and heartfelt condolences to the Moloney family.
To Eoghan’s parents: Philip and Maria, his brother Ciarán and sister Sinéad, extended family, friends, teammates, and coaches, we can only offer our heartfelt sympathies to all of you on the devastating loss of Eoghan.
No words can articulate in any meaningful way the prevailing sense of sadness that has descended upon every member across the club,” the GAA Club wrote.
Eoghan was described as a “hero” and the “heartbeat of the adult 1st team” who helped his team achieve its first victory in the Dublin Intermediate Championships.
His club affectionately remembered Eoghan as “an outstanding player, hugely popular within the dressing room and beyond, modest to a fault, always full of fun, a warm, kind and gentle soul that will never be forgotten and will be sorely missed by all.”
Online tributes saw an outpouring of condolences and extended sympathies to the Moloney family, with a friend posting:
“Our team, our club, our community are heartbroken. A brilliant and talented young man. One of life’s great characters. We’ll miss him so much. Eoghan ‘Bohs’ Maloney, Our brother, Our No.1.”
St Pats GAA Club added:
“Our hearts may be broken, but our spirit won’t be, and the beautiful spirit that burned brightly in Eoghan will be the legacy that he leaves us all as we mourn his tragic passing.”
Details surrounding young Eoghan’s cause of death have not been released.