Tyrone community in mourning following sudden death of talented GAA player

Clare playing for Drumragh Sarsfields GAC
Clare playing for Drumragh Sarsfields GAC

Scores of tributes have been posted online following the sudden death of a talented GAA player and 'truly amazing person', Clare McSorley.

It is understood the 18-year-old, who was from the Omagh area, died yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

The teenager played for Drumragh Sarsfields GAC who are planning to hold a special service at the club for her tonight.

A message on their Facebook page said: "Tragedy has befallen our club this afternoon with the tragic loss of our beautiful young playing member, Clare McSorley.

"We extend our deepest sympathy, prayers and support to Jackie, Tommy, Ellen and Orla.

"The club would want to offer its support to all members – young and old – who knew Clare and to express this by way of a short service of reflection tomorrow Wednesday at 7pm in the clubrooms."

Many friends have taken to the young woman's Facebook page to voice their grief and pay their respects.

"RIP wee princess still in absolute shock guide your wee family and friends through this tough time, shine bright up there. ❤️xx" said one.

Another added: "Heart goes out to all of her family I was lucky to have known such a truly amazing person we shared so many memories that I will never forget hope you have found peace"

The talented footballer was a former pupil at Drumragh Integrated College in Omagh.