Killyman GAA club honours talented young player with tournament in his memory

Talented footballer Daryl Comac from Dungannon
Talented footballer Daryl Comac from Dungannon

The memory of a football mad Dungannon teenager, who died suddenly at the end of last year, will burn brightly thanks to the efforts of his team mates and coaches at Killyman St Mary’s GFC.

Family and friends of Daryl Comac were joined at the club by Killyman officials, as well as representatives of The Cormac Trust, which has given its support to a new tournament launched in Daryl’s honour.

Daryl Comac's mother Mairead, with representatives from Killyman St Mary's GFC and The Cormac Trust

Daryl Comac's mother Mairead, with representatives from Killyman St Mary's GFC and The Cormac Trust

JP O’Neill from The Cormac Trust spoke to those present about the work of its organisation.

A Killyman spokesperson explained how the idea for the Daryl Comac Memorial Tournament came about: “It has always been evident that as a club and as a GAA community we needed to do something in Daryl’s name.

“When in the planning stages we couldn’t think of a better way to do that than through football, the game that Daryl loved!

“This is much bigger than just a football tournament. It is a celebration of the sport that Daryl loved and the club that Daryl loved.

“It is about getting competitive football for our youth teams. It is about raising awareness for The Cormac Trust. But more importantly, it is about our youth footballer, our team mate, our friend and our opponent, Daryl Comac!”

The league will conclude with a finals day that will be held in Killyman on Saturday 3rd September.

There will be a Cup for the winning team and other prizes for the highest scorers in the tournament.

The club will also be hosting an All Ireland Talk Night on Friday 2nd September.