Jonathan Curran Death: Accolades have poured in to All-Ireland winning Tyrone player Jonathan Curran following the 33-year-old’s abrupt demise. The goalkeeper from Coalisland kicked the bucket on Saturday subsequent to falling ill at home and being hurried to Craigavon Area Hospital.
Updates on the dad of-two’s abrupt passing started a flood of accolades from companions, colleagues and the more extensive GAA people group.
Mr Curran, known as Jonny, was important for the Tyrone board that lifted the Sam Maguire Cup in 2008 subsequent to beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football last.
A club title victor with Coalisland, he additionally won three Ulster senior titles with Tyrone and an All Ireland minor award in 2004.
The hairdresser additionally played soccer with Dungannon Swifts FC, arriving at the semi-finals of the Irish Cup in 2012.
That year saw him move back from the Tyrone crew to invest more energy with accomplice Clodagh and their two youthful children, Neasán and Darsái.
Addressing The Irish News, Jonny’s cousin Darragh Skeffington said the family was “crushed” and in “absolute stun” at the passing of their cherished one.
“It hasn’t generally hit us at all yet,” he said.
“He trim my hair last Friday at his hairstyling parlor and he was disclosing to me how he was anticipating a break subsequent to being so occupied.
“He was consistently certain and cheerful, in any event, during the lockdown time frame. He appeared to be so fit and sound, which is the reason this is such a stun to everybody.”
Vincent McCann, secretary of Coalisland Fianna GAC, said the club network was “devastated”.
“We are numb with torment, frankly,” he said.
“He was only an incredible fellow, here and there the field. He enlivened endless individuals, and had such an awesome playing record that saw some amazing vocation highs, both in Gaelic football and soccer.
“I realize he took his Gaelic aptitudes with him when he played soccer, frequently dazzling the two adversaries and colleagues with his capacity to objective kick right to the next goalie’s crate. He will be painfully missed by us all.”
An official proclamation from the club additionally lauded Jonny’s wearing accomplishments and honored a “incredible companion”.
“Jonny was an inviting active fellow who lit up each room he entered, particularly changing rooms with his partners.