Connor Marron R.I.P.

We at the Saffron Gael and the wider GAA Community were saddened to learn of the death of Portglenone’s Connor Marron and we extend our sympathies to his father Fergal, mother Sharon, sister Caoimhe, his club Casement’s and the wider family circle. Our featured photograph saw Connor in action in a game against Cargin early in 2021and epitomised the energy he brought to the game.

 A statement on behalf of the Casement’s club by club secretary Martin Kearney read.

 “It is with heavy hearts that we record the death today of someone so special as Connor Marron.  We are all devastated for Fergal, Sharon and Caoimhe and their wide family circles on both sides of the Bann.  Connor grew up around our Club, never very far away from his father, especially when he was Chairperson, Coach or Manager.  He walked in the shadow of his father and was always on first name terms with everyone associated with our Club.  He enjoyed great success as a player and team captain through the juvenile ranks of both Sean Stinsons and Casements.   In 2015 he captained the Sean Stinson’s Óg Sport team, which competed in the All-Ireland Series in Donegal.  In 2020 he played both at U20 and Reserve levels, a leg injury bringing his season to a close. There is little doubt that he would have risen to the ranks of a Senior Player for Casements in a short time.

Conor (left) in action against Cargin earlier this year

He was a multi-talented sportsman, enjoying particular success in snooker.  He was the U16 Northern Ireland Snooker Champion at age 12!  A past pupil of St Louis Grammar School he was a second year student at the Ulster University.   

We pass on our sympathy to his family, friends and teammates on this tragic loss.  As a Club we will rally to assist in any way possible in the days and months ahead, especially in these difficult times” 

A Thiarna, dean trócaire air. 

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