Brendan Og Duffy captained the Irish Monaghan just before tragically losing his life on his way home
Life can change completely in a very short time. A few hours ago, a semi-final of a national U-20 soccer tournament was played in Ireland, which faced Monaghan and Donegal in the British Isles. Home team captain Brendan Og Duffy tragically lost his life after this game as he drove home after his team’s victory.
The fact has shocked the Irish media that a few hours ago transmitted the result of the game itself, however bad fortune has taken its toll on the young player, who presented himself as one of the players of the future of this sport.
The accident occurred on a local highway last night around 11:30 p.m. News that most club fans found out this morning, and that in tribute to the Monaghan player, a shocked coach spoke in front of the media, visibly moved.
“He was a boy who had a great future in Monaghan …”, began an emotional coach who repeated on many occasions the “devastating” nature of the news that has shocked Irish sport, if one also takes into account the strong impact of this sport. The networks highlighted his strength and integrity when it came to articulating words at such a painful time for the group he manages.
— Sky Sports GAA (@SkySportsGAA) July 17, 2021
The club statement
Our club is devastated by the news of the untimely death of our senior player and U-20 county captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. “All club activity has been postponed until further notice.
The Irish club observed a minute of silence and another of applause in memory of their teammate, Duffy. So was the exciting moment.
A minute's applause ahead of throw-in at Pairc Esler to remember the life of @monaghangaa U20 captain Brendan Óg Duffy who died in a car crash on Friday evening.
— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) July 17, 2021