Northern Ireland

Dungannon community in deep shock after sudden death of young camogie player

Nicole Gillick. Family picture.
Nicole Gillick. Family picture. Nicole Gillick. Family picture.

Family and friends of a young camogie player from Dungannon have said they are “deeply shocked and saddened” by her sudden death.

Nicole Gillick was an Ulster University graduate and had played for several camogie clubs, including captaining the underage side at the Naomh Treasa club in Dungannon.

A funeral notice said she died on Monday and was the beloved daughter of Declan and Alison (Ruben) and loving sister of Shaleigha, Sofia and Dylan.

Her funeral will take place on Friday at St Patrick’s Church in Dungannon at 10am, followed by cremation in Lakeland’s Crematorium in Cavan at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family have requested any donations if desired to the Niamh Louise Foundation.

Among the many tributes, a post on the Ulster University Magee GAA page said members were “shocked and saddened” to learn of her passing.

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Nicole Gillick. Picture, Ulster University.
Nicole Gillick. Picture, Ulster University. Nicole Gillick. Picture, Ulster University.

As a 2021 graduate of Sport, Physical Health and Activity, she was “a highly regarded” member of the camogie club during her time at Magee.

“She will be fondly remembered by all her class and team mates. We, all at Ulster University Magee GAA, would like to pass on our condolences to her family and friends and keep them in our thoughts.”

The Naomh Treasa club said as a former underage captain she had been part of many significant days with her team, while Dungannon Thomas Clarke GFC and Aodh Ruadh LGFC also passed on their condolences.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gillick, McGurgan and Ferreira families and with all of Nicole's friends,” they said. 

Daly’s Bar in Dungannon offered their “sincere and heartfelt condolences” to Ms Gillick’s family and friends.

“We also have her former team mates and team Naomh Treasa in our thoughts. It's a sore loss for our community. She will be remembered very fondly. May she rest in peace.”

Nicole Gillick. Picture, Daly's Bar Dungannon.
Nicole Gillick. Picture, Daly's Bar Dungannon. Nicole Gillick. Picture, Daly's Bar Dungannon.