The tragic death of Termon man, Andrew Duffy, just hours after Donegal’s historic victory over Cork has left the team heartbroken, according to Donegal manager Jim McGuinness.
24-year-old Andrew died after he fell into the Royal Canal in Drumcondra on Sunday night.
A large crowd attended a special Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Termon, last night but details of his funeral arrangements have not been released yet.
Jim McGuinness offered his sympathy to the Duffy family adding the tragic news has “taken the goodness out of the win”.
He said he and his team were left stunned when they learned of the death the morning after their victory in the All-Ireland semi final.
“It’s heartbreaking and on behalf of the management and players I would like to pass on my sincere sympathies to his family and everyone involved,” the Donegal boss stated.
It is believed Andrew slipped and fell into the canal while out celebrating the famous win. He was taken from the water but was pronounced dead a short time later in the Mater Hospital.
The incident is being described as a tragic accident by Gardai,
Tributes and sympathies from all over the world for Andrew have been appearing on social network sites.
Friends and family in Termon have also been supporting his parents John and Margaret and sister Leanne and Caroline.
Described as a “quiet” and “modest” young man, Andrew was a keen sportsman and played a role in winning a All-Ireland Junior Gaeltacht title for Termon earlier this year.