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'Wall of silence' Dad of murdered Mayo supporter reveals he won't watch Saturday's All-Ireland final

Adrian was speaking after Gardai announced there will be a fresh review into the young mans death.

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Joe Deacy. Picture: Justice for Joe Deacy Facebook page

Joe Deacy. Picture: Justice for Joe Deacy Facebook page

Joe Deacy. Picture: Justice for Joe Deacy Facebook page

The father of a diehard Mayo supporter who was brutally murdered four years ago has revealed that he won't watch Saturday's All-Ireland final and has absolutely no interest in the result.

Adrian Deacy's son, Joe, (21), from St Alban’s in England, was on holiday here when found outside a house in Swinford, Co Mayo, at 6.30am on August 12, 2017.

He died the following day at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital.

Gardai launched a murder probe after a post-mortem confirmed he died from “blunt force trauma to the head.”

One theory is that he was kicked in the head or attacked with a weapon.

Now heartbroken Adrian, who attended numerous Mayo games in the western county's attempt to end their barren run of All Ireland victories that stretches back to 1951, is too distraught to even tune in to TV coverage.

He told Sundayworld.com. 'I'm just not in the right frame of mind to watch it and I am not bothered about the outcome, I am not bothered at all about the result.

"Obviously I'd like them to win for all our cousins and close friends back in Mayo but I just can't get myself up enough to look at the game.

'Like myself Joe was passionate about Mayo football, and was engrossed in their efforts to win the Sam Maguire again.

"As a group Mayo supporters are among the most passionate out there."

However, Adrian added that no meaningful help has been offered to assist with the investigation into Joe's murder and said the gardai "have been met with a wall of silence in Mayo."

Adrian was speaking after Gardai announced there will be a fresh review into the young mans death.

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Adrian Deacy hugs daughter Charlotte at a memorial for Joe. Photo : Keith Heneghan

Adrian Deacy hugs daughter Charlotte at a memorial for Joe. Photo : Keith Heneghan

Adrian Deacy hugs daughter Charlotte at a memorial for Joe. Photo : Keith Heneghan

As part of the investigation, detectives will re-examine witness statements, exhibits and are also set to re-interview witnesses.

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A source said: 'Every aspect of the original investigation is being re-examined through fresh eyes, we haven't given hope of cracking this just yet.'

The review was undertaken after gardai informed the Coroner’s Court in Dublin their file on the case could not be submitted because of the ongoing probe.

Adrian said: "We know that the investigation is active and ongoing and it’s never too late for people to come forward."

"Another year has passed since we lost my son and it’s been another year of misery."

"Joe was just a boy who had his whole future ahead of him and he deserves justice so he can rest in peace. Surely the truth can’t stay hidden forever

"I can never go back to Mayo it holds too many bad memories, but I will return to Ireland to see justice for Joe.

"But as for Saturday's game I'll probably end up being told the result but as for viewing it, no chance."

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