Man arrested over death of English GAA player Joe Deacy in Mayo released without charge
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Man arrested over death of English GAA player Joe Deacy in Mayo released without charge

A MAN who was arrested in relation to the death of English GAA player Joe Deacy in Mayo has been released without charge.

Joe, 21, from St Albans in Hertfordshire, was discovered outside a house at Gortnasillagh, Swinford on Saturday August 12, 2017.

The avid Mayo GAA fan was rushed to Mayo University Hospital by ambulance before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where he was pronounced dead on the evening of August 13.

A post-mortem examination showed that he had suffered severe head injuries.

Gardaí determined that it was a case of murder.

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The arrested man, 20s, had been detained at Claremorris Garda Station since Tuesday morning under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

He was released without charge last night.

'Someone knows'

In November, two men in their 20s were arrested in connection with Joe's death but were also released without charge.

Joe's father has previously urged anyone with any information about his son's death to come forward.

Speaking on RTE's Crimecall earlier this year, Adrian Deacy said: "Someone knows something.

"How can they live with themselves knowing what they know and still carry on living like they do?"

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Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800 25 0025.