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Hugely popular Young Donegal man killed in farm accident had 'a smile that endeared him to all'

'On the field in the green and gold, Tommy always left everything on the pitch and was a talented half back who was as tough as nails'

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Tommy Feeney

Tommy Feeney

Tommy Feeney

A young Donegal man who died following a farm accident in Monaghan has been remembered as having “a smile and a quick wit that endeared him to all who were lucky enough to know him”. 

Tommy Feeney, of Corkishbane, Castleblayney, originally of Ardara, died on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old was married to Niamh and the couple have two young daughters, Aoife and Maria.

He was a former under-age player with the local Ardara GAA Club who led tributes to a former team-mate, friend and neighbour.

“Tommy was a hugely popular lad growing up in Ardara and had a smile and a quick wit that endeared him to all who were lucky enough to know him.

“On the field in the green and gold, Tommy always left everything on the pitch and was a talented half back who was as tough as nails and was always one of the mainstays of each under-age team he played on,” the post read.

“A few short weeks ago he was cheering on sister Grace and the ladies team in their championship victory against Naomh Mhuire.

“On a personal level, he had built up a successful business in his chosen field, giving good employment to many young local lads over the years as he worked tirelessly to provide a good life for Niamh and his two young daughters Aoife and Maria. We can only imagine the grief they are feeling at the loss of the man they loved so much.

“We will all really miss the lad with the devilish smile and the hearty laugh from Magumna. Rest in Peace Tommy.”

His notice on RIP.ie states that Tommy of Corkishbane, Castleblayney, Monaghan / Ardara, Donegal (died) following an accident.

“Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Niamh and much loved father of Aoife and Maria,” it reads.

“Sadly missed by his beloved parents, John and Noreen, sisters, May (Gallagher), Carmel (Campbell), Catriona (Gallagher), Jacinta, Edel and Grace, his mother and father-in-law, Rose and Ollie Hanratty, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

His funeral mass will take place on Saturday at 12 noon in St Michael's Church, Corduff.

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