The President of the GAA, John Horan, has paid tribute to the four young men who tragically lost their lives in a road traffic accident in west Donegal on Sunday night.
Mícheál Roarty (24), John Harley (24), Shaun Harkin (22) and Daniel Scott (23) all died in the horror smash, near Magheraroarty shortly before 9pm on Sunday.
The Toyota Corolla in which they were traveling left the road at Gleannhulaigh and all four men were pronounced dead a short time later.
All four were involved in the local community, including being members of both local soccer and GAA teams.
GAA President John Horan has joined in offering his condolences to the grief-stricken families and communities.
“I was truly saddened to hear the awful news that four young men tragically lost their lives in a road accident last Sunday night in Donegal,” he said.
“It is heart-breaking to think that these four young men, in the prime of their lives, had their lives taken from them so soon.
“On behalf of the GAA I would like to extend my sympathies and condolences to the victims’ families, teammates, clubs, and wider circle of friends.”
West Donegal will come to a standstill on Thursday, when four funerals will bring a dark cloud over the three parishes.
The Funeral Mass of Shaun Harkin, late of Killult, Falcarragh will take place at Christ The King Church, Gortahork at 10am.
At 11.30am, the Funeral Mass of Mícheál Roarty, late of Dunlewey, will be in the Sacred Heart Church, Dunlewey.
John Harley, of Carrowcannon, Falcarragh, will be buried following Funeral Mass at St Finian’s Church, Falcarragh at 1pm.
The bells will toll again at Christ The King Church, Gortahork, for the 2.30pm Funeral Mass of Daniel Scott, late of Bedlem, Gortahork.