Darragh Doherty RIP


Photo: Laois Nationalist

It’s now been confirmed that the young man who tragically lost his life in that road traffic accident near Ballinrobe last night was former Mayo minor star Darragh Doherty from Kilmaine. Darragh was corner-forward on the team that claimed the Tom Markham Cup in 2013 and he lit up that All-Ireland winning campaign with a number of sparkling performances, not least in the final itself where he shot 1-2 from play.

Darragh’s passing was confirmed a short time ago on Facebook by Kilmaine GAA club – here. Profound condolences to his family and friends on what is a truly shocking and untimely loss. RIP.

76 thoughts on “Darragh Doherty RIP

  1. RIP Darragh – terrible news to wake up to Monday morning. I know we all invest much emotion on our teams but football is only a game at the end of the day.

  2. May he rest in peace and may his family and friends, with the healing of time ,come to terms with their sad,sad loss…………….a lovely lad and so full of life, had the pleasure of meeting with him and his triumphant team during their celebrations after winning the Minor in 2013, that night we were all singing…………………….Today our hearts are empty.

  3. Terrible news, condolences to his family, friends and Kilmaine GAA club. Its only two years ago that we celebrated his team’s great win in Croke Park, life can be so short.

  4. Devastating news. Nice words JJ. Condolences to his family, friends, team mates and club.

    Darragh will always live with us for the magical goal in that All Ireland final. That win was special – and he was special too.

  5. Rip Daragh,
    In the blink of an eye it can and does change, very sorry for you and your family.

  6. Shocking news only starting out his whole life was in front of him, my thoughts are with his family RIP

  7. Rip daragh deepest sympathy to the Doherty family sad day for kilmaine and mayo ..

  8. Very sad news to hear. Condolences to Darragh’s family, friends and club-mates. I only seen him play a few times but he was the kind of footballer that would stay in your memory. He had a very distinct style of play and was a very flamboyant player. RIP Darragh.

  9. May Darragh be our 16th man on Sunday. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time may he rest in peace.

  10. May Darragh rest in peace, my thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

  11. Condolence to his family and friends.A huge loss for them.Had the pleasure of seeing him win the All Ireland in 2013,RIP Darragh.

  12. Rip Darragh, terrible news for his family and friends. We all feel the loss , as we feel as if we know these lads, once they wear the green and red.

  13. Thoughts, prayers, condolences, sympathies…….none of them are enough at a time like this but they’re all we can offer. So very sad and so very familiar unfortunately.

  14. R.I.P Darragh, you achieved so much in such a short time. Deepest sympathies to family and friends.

  15. May he rest in peace may Darragh’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed in the mercy of God rest in peace. Sincere condolences to Darragh’s family and club mates in Kilmaine

  16. RIP Darragh and condolences to all who know him. Mayo should wear black armbands on Sunday.

  17. May you Rest in Peace Darragh .
    Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends

  18. RIP Darragh. This is the saddest possible news. My deepest sympathies to the family.

    Mayo mourns for you.

  19. Shocking news. It will really effect that bunch of great lads who did us proud two years ago. No doubt they were very tight knit.

  20. Tragic. Second time in a few short weeks that a young Mayo footballer has been taken before their time.

  21. Such a tragedy reminds us how precious life is. I’m sorry Darragh, I wish you could have had much more.

  22. A terrible tragedy. A shocking waste of a young life and devastation for his family. A sadness like no other…

  23. What can one say to console his parents and siblings at this dark time. I am deeply sorry for this tragedy and also his friend who was with him. May God give them the strength to carry their heavy cross at this time. Darragh RIP, your short years have brought happiness to so many. Rest In Peace young man.

  24. Once again words feel so utterly hopeless…but I leave my heart on this page for Darragh and his family and all those who knew and loved him..Rest in Peace!

  25. Awful, awful news. Tragic, and puts everything right back into perspective.

    Thoughts are well and truly with his family, friends and team mates.

  26. As a parent who lost a grown up Son a few years ago, I can understand only to well what the Family are now going through. A life taken all to soon – rest in peace young man.

  27. Awful news, condolences to all family & friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Darragh kid, I had the honour to witness you strut your stuff in Croke Park,
    you made me and thousands more followers of the green and red so proud.

    Rest in Peace and thanks for the memories.

  28. Mayo McHale,
    So sorry to hear of your great loss, as through this blog I feel like I know you too.
    Maybe I’ll meet you in Castlebar in September.
    Too many of our young people going too soon.

  29. Devastating news and a huge loss to our county, but so much more so to his family, friends and his teammates. The second such dreadful loss in recent weeks. Wishing his young friend a speedy recovery, and I hope he gets the support he needs on the coming weeks and month.

    Sleep well Darragh. We were lucky to see you play. If there’s a heaven, I hope yours has green fields and goalposts.

  30. Hello All,
    I am very hopeful that our life on earth is not just an accident and that someday we will understand and be united with loved ones again. We are so much more than biology and have desires which go far beyond what we can see and sense an ultimate Reality underlying the totality of the smallest particle. I like to think that at times i live in that timeless world already. Sometimes the music of Mozart etc provides a glimpse who died a pauper”‘s death in his 30’s. I would find life intolerable without the Great Hope. Please God these words are not in bad taste. Ciaran 2.

  31. RIP Darragh.
    A big loss to the future of Mayo football but that is insignificant beside the loss
    and pain to his family. Our thoughts and prayers go to them.
    Hope mayo can do him proud on Sunday no doubt they will.

  32. RIP Darragh….deepest sympathies to his family and friends…he will be in all of our thoughts on Sunday..

  33. He was a star on the Field of Play.
    May he forever be a shining star up in the Heavens now.
    No justice in this world. The Wheel of Fate turns and suddenly stops to deal a cruel blow to some poor unfortunates.
    Guess Mayo Mchale, you obviously know this poor family’s pain much more than the rest of us. And sorry you had to experience this too.
    May Mayo play with all their Heart and Might on Sunday and may they put EVERYTHING AND MORE in, on behalf of this young Lion.
    And, more important than winning, may they play with

  34. a total respect for the true spirit and ethos of GAA, on his behalf.
    May he truly REST IN PEACE.

  35. RIP young Darragh, great memories of that day in Croke Park 2013, you achieved more in 20 years than most do in a full lifetime

  36. Anne Marie lovely words, but you forgot one other thing, a good goalie. Because he’d want to be good to stop this buck from finding the net.
    I can’t even begin to imagine what his family must be going through, as sadly Mayo McHale obviously can. Terribly sad, and with his whole life in front of him there is a greater sense of something being snatched away before it’s time. I hope his family find the strength and support to get through this, as they must.
    I also hope he is looking down on Jones’ road on Sunday, a place he was fortunate enough to grace in his short life, and that he can guide our forwards to the back of the Dublin net. A net he scored in on the biggest of days. Thanks for that wonderful day in 2013.

  37. Mayo McHale,, there are no words, no words, no words……. peace be in your heart and your’s….

  38. Shocked and saddened to read this news….taken way too early, such a loss to his family and Mayo. RIP Darragh.

  39. Thanks guys for the kind comments, but this is not about me. This past few days all I keep thinking about are the poor parents. Darragh was obviously a fine young man that must have brought so much joy to the Doherty household, and suddenly without warning he’s taken from them. I will be in Croke Park on Sunday to cheer on Mayo, but I’m sure like a lot of Mayo people it will be with a very heavy heart. No doubt Darragh will be there with us and cheering them on too.

  40. Condolences to his family, friends and all those he knew him.. very sad loss at such a young age. You will be in our thoughts on Sunday

  41. I am very sad to hear of Darragh s death. I hope his parents , family and friends can find some peace and consolation. RIP

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