Tributes flood in for young GAA player Conor Morgan who died on holiday in Cyprus
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Tributes flood in for young GAA player Conor Morgan who died on holiday in Cyprus

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for a young GAA player from Louth who passed away while on holiday in Cyprus.

The body of Dundalk native Conor Morgan, 19, was discovered at a hotel in the resort of Ayia Napa at around 4am on Sunday.

While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, local police are investigating the possibility the DCU student fell from the balcony of his second-floor apartment.

The talented footballer’s club Dundalk Gaels paid tribute to him after learning of his tragic death.

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In a statement, they said: “Dundalk Gaels regret to announce the death, while on holidays, of our club member, player and great friend Conor 'Morgie' Morgan.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family Paul, Blathnaid and Sarah at this incredibly difficult and devastating time.

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Meanwhile ahead of Louth’s All-Ireland qualifier in London, a minute’s silence was held for Conor and Louth women’s football team manager Micheal McKeown, who passed away earlier this week.

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Emma Coffey, a Fianna Fáil County Councillor in Louth, also offered her condolences to the young man’s family.

“I offer my sincerest condolences to the Dundalk Gaels and Morgan family on the tragic news of Conor Morgan’s passing,” she posted on Twitter.

“I am so shocked and saddened to hear of this tragic news, RIP.”

Tributes have also been paid to the popular young man from GAA clubs across Louth.

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