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Video: Northern Ireland footballer Stuart Dallas extends sympathies to Cookstown victims

Stuart Dallas (right) has extended his sympathies to the families of the Cookstown victims. Picture by Colm Lenaghan, Pacemaker Press
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Cookstown-born Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas has extended his condolences to the families of three teenagers killed outside a St Patrick's Day disco in the Co Tyrone town.

Morgan Barnard (17), Connor Currie (16) and Lauren Bullock (17) died after a crush outside the Greenvale Hotel on Sunday evening.

Dallas said he was stunned by the tragedy.

"Obviously wakening up on Monday morning to that news is devastating, first and foremost for the families of all involved," he said.

“You know, as a Cookstown lad my sympathy goes out to the families and friends of everybody involved and I hope they can get comfort in some kind of way.”

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Dallas's Northern Ireland side will take on Estonia in a Euro 2020 qualifier at Windsor Park in Belfast tomorrow.

The team will play against Belarus in a second qualifier at the ground on Sunday.

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