Golf tournament in memory of Ballinderry star Aaron Devlin

Aaron Devlin in action for Ballinderry

Aaron Devlin in action for Ballinderry

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A golf tournament will be held in memory of Aaron Devlin hosted by his beloved Ballinderry Shamrocks at Killymoon in July.

Aaron, who also starred for Derry passed away in July last year after contracting an aggressive form of Meningitis.

When they wanted to do this and the idea was floated, Daddy has always said from way back that he felt he owed them something in return.

Coilin Devlin

A specially designed football jersey in tribute to Aaron raised thousands of pounds in the months after his death for a charity dedicated to fighting the disease.

His club are now in the process of developing a new 4G training facility, which will be named as the Aaron Devlin Pitch.

The golf tournament at Killymoon to raise funds for the pitch, will be held on July 8.

“Loads of people within our family circle and outside it just are still in awe of how Ballinderry performed at that time,” his brother Coilin told the Irish News at the launch of the tournament.

“When they wanted to do this and the idea was floated, Daddy has always said from way back that he felt he owed them something in return. He said he would do a golf day to thank them for how good they were to us.”

Aaron was a familiar face at Killymoon, where he served in the clubhouse bar. Sixty teams are expected to take part in the competition and Ballinderry want to involve clubs from as many sporting backgrounds as possible.

“We’ll ensure that everybody on the day.... are welcomed and we’ll show them our appreciation of them being there,” Coilin added.