There is deep sadness in Portarlington and in GAA circles throughout the county following the sad passing of a promising young footballer.
Evan Clancy, from Pine Villa, Portarlington, passed away suddenly yesterday.
The 23-year-old was part of Portarlington’s minor winning side in 2014 and U-21 winning side in 2017.
In a post on Facebook, his club Portarlington paid tribute to Evan.
They said: “A dark cloud has descended over Portarlington GAA Club on the very sad news of the tragic death of our club player Evan Clancy who sadly passed away.
“Evan was a vital part of our championship winning minor team of 2014 and U21 championship winning team of 2017.
“Portarlington GAA would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Clancys, Carrolls and West families and our prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
“May Evan RIP. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.”
Evan is survived by his loving parents Fergal and Frances, sister Ciara, brother Ryan, his girlfriend Amber and their baby son Fionn.
His funeral details are as follows:
“Reposing at his residence (eircode R32 W0Y6) on Sunday and Monday from 4pm with Rosary on both evenings at 8pm.
“Removal on Tuesday at 11 :15am arriving St Michael’s Church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery Portarlington.
“House Private On Tuesday Morning Please.”
May Evan Rest in Peace.