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Tributes paid following death of former Fermanagh GAA star Shane O’Brien

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irishmirror– Tributes have been paid following the tragic death of former Fermanagh Gaelic football star Shane O’Brien.

The ex-footballer died following a car crash in Pretoria, South Africa, where he lived and worked with the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Fermanagh GAA statement this afternooon read: “It is with a deep sense of shock and sadness that we learned of the tragic death of Shane O’Brien from the Erne Gaels club.

“Shane was a member of the Fermanagh Minor team that reached the Ulster Final in 2003 and a member of the Fermanagh Senior Football team in 2009.”

O’Brien’s former Fermanagh team-mate Ryan McCluskey tweeted: “Another life taken too Soon. Had the pleasure of playing along side this young man. A gentleman and brilliant man. Condolences to Shane’s family and @ErneGaelsGAC club mates. #Rip #perspective.”

Tomas Corrigan was another to pay tribute to O’Brien.

“Awfully sad news about the passing of Shane O’Brien,” Corrigan tweeted.