FOND tributes have been paid to the popular local businessman, Cathal Hagan, who died suddenly on Thursday.
The Derrytresk man, who had two young children, founded H2 Engineering with other members of his family in a small tin shed at Annaghbeg and watched the company flourish in recent years to become a hugely successful firm with premises in Ireland and the UK.
A former player with Derrytresk Fir an Chnoic, Cathal and the H2 Engineering brand were also loyal supporters and former sponsors of the team.
In a statement, the club extended its sympathies to Mr Hagan’s family on his passing.
Clonoe Parish Priest, Fr Benny Fee, also paid tribute to the popular and well regarded businessman.
“The community are very shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Cathal”, Fr Fee told the TIMES.
“He was very well known and respected in the community and our hearts go out to his wife and children, father and mother, and the extended Hagan family.”
Local SDLP councillor, Malachy Quinn, said he was saddened to learn of Mr Hagan’s death.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the wider community in Derrytresk”, added Cllr Quinn.
Mr Hagan’s Funeral took place to St Patrick’s Church in Clonoe on Sunday afternoon.