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Greenvale Hotel victim Connor Currie remembered by GAA club as it clinches Tyrone minor league title

Members of Edendork GAC brought Connor Currie's jersey onto the pitch following their win. Picture by Tyrone GAA

A TEENAGE Gaelic footballer who died in the Greenvale Hotel tragedy has been remembered by his GAA club as it clinched a Tyrone minor league title.

The jersey belonging to Connor Currie (16) was held alongside the winning shield following the win by Edendork GAC on Monday night.

The club claimed the Tyrone Minor Grade Three League title after beating Naomh Padraig at Clonoe.

Following the win, in an emotional tribute players placed Connor's number 2 jersey beside the trophy.

In a post on social media, Tyrone GAA said: "Congratulations to Edendork GAC who claimed the Minor G3 League title tonight.

"On an emotional night for the club, the Edendork players remembered their friend and teammate Connor Currie RIP.

Connor Currie was one of the three teenagers who died in the tragedy

"A fitting tribute as they held Connor's jersey alongside the league shield."

Connor and another two teenagers, Morgan Barnard (17) and Lauren Bullock (17), died in a crush outside the Cookstown hotel as crowds of young people waited to gain entry to the venue on St Patrick's Day.

From left, teens Connor Currie, Lauren Bullock and Morgan Barnard died

Connor, from Mullaghmarget Road near Dungannon, was a pupil at St Patrick's Academy in the Co Tyrone town.

He had been a member of Edendork GAC, which described him as "much loved and highly thought of" following his tragic death.

It also said at the time that the teenager would "forever be remembered with the greatest affection by all associated with our club and indeed the wider Edendork community".

The club also described Connor as a "dear friend and team mate".

 

From left, teens Connor Currie, Lauren Bullock and Morgan Barnard died

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