GAA player killed in industrial accident

Updated: September 14, 2012

Brian Og Maguire, the Fermanagh GAA player has died following an industrial accident, the football organisation said.

The incident occurred this morning in the Ballyconnell Road area of Derrylin, Police received the report shortly after 11am and the Health and Safety executive have been informed and are now taking the lead.

A spokesman for Fermanagh GAA confirmed that Mr Maguire had died at one of the factories which was in the Quinn Group.

Mr Maguire, 24, was from Lisnaskea and formed part of the Fermanagh senior football squad for the last three to four years and played in the half-forward line in the Ulster SFC quarter-final defeat by Down at Brewster Park in June this year. He had also captained his club, Lisnaskea Emmetts to victory in the All-Ireland Intermediae Football Championships in 2011.

A Fermanagh GAA statement said the county committee, senior football management and players were, “Shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of our county senior player and teammate Brian Og Maguire due to an accident at his work. We extend our sympathy to Brian Og’s parents Brian and Eileen, sisters Roisin and Eimear, his entire family circule and the members of his club Lisnaskea Emmetts at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time.”

Lisnaskea Club chairman Collie McCaffrey paid tribute to Mr Maguire as a superstar and the heartbeat of his local community.

“To be at the pinnacle of your life and then to have your life cut short is devastating,” he said, “The GAA is like a big family and we’ll be getting together tonight with his family and making sure we help them in any way we can over the coming days.”

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