GAA star remembered after tragic untimely death as club pays ultimate tribute

GAA star remembered after tragic untimely death as club pays ultimate tribute

There was no better way to remember and honour him

Dónal Greene was only 22 when he sadly died

A Galway community has remembered a local GAA star with an ultimate tribute after his tragic and untimely death.

Oranmore native Dónal Greene sadly passed away in March 2015, following a tragic accident in Cavan.

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22-year-old Dónal was a sport enthusiast, so four local schools have decided to come together to play Gaelic football in his honour.

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The tournament, called ‘Dónal Greene Memorial Tournament’ took place yesterday, June 1, and saw teams from Scoil Iósaif Naofa, Maree N.S, Gaelscoil de hÍde and North Hampton participating to the event.

Pictures of the event have then been published on social media by Oranmore Boys National School, who added the schools had a lovely time.

They wrote: “Dónal was looking down on us today with the fine weather again. We had a lovely day for the Dónal Greene Memorial Tournament.

“Everyone played brilliantly and enjoyed their day. The atmosphere was lovely with parents, principals, teachers, SNAs and classmates to support.

The post continues that this year the tournament was won by Maree N.S.

The school added: “Scoil Iósaif Naofa have retained the cup for the past 4 years and today we had to pass it over to a much deserving Maree N.S Team.

“Both Maree N.S teams received both the silver and gold medals and received the Cup.

They concluded: “Huge thank you to Betty & Séan for hosting it, to Mr. O’Boyle for organising the sporting side of things and to our wonderful SNAs for making the delicious sandwiches and providing the tea and coffee.

“Such a fabulous day to honour and remember Dónal.”

Under the post, many praised the schools for the lovely initiative.

Someone said: “Well done great tribute to him may he RIP”.

Another one commented: “Ah fantastic. Great turnout, well done everyone. RIP.”

Someone else wrote: “Fabulous photos. May Donnie rest in peace.”

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