There was some sad news announced last night as it was confirmed that former Tipperary dual player Eddie Connolly has died after a long battle with cancer.
Mr Connolly aged 29 was well known to many for his playing days at Loughmore-Castleiney, Eddie was forced to give up his GAA career after he was tragically diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2013. It is believed that Eddie sadly lost his long battle with his illness an sadly died at his home on Thursday night. Former star Connolly represented Tipperary at all levels in both hurling and football and played a key part as captain of the Tipperary Intermediate hurling team that won the All-Ireland in 2012.
Following Mr Connolly’s tragic death th Tipperary County Board released brief statement which paid tribute to Mr Connolly, it said: “The death has taken place of former Loughmore-Castleiney and Tipperary player Eddie Connolly after a long battle with cancer. “Eddie passed away peacefully last night at home with his family. “At the request of the Connolly family, tonight’s Eddie Connolly Trust Fund “Night at the Dogs” at Thurles Greyhound Stadium will still go ahead in a celebration of Eddie’s life. “On behalf of the Tipperary County Board, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Connolly family at this sad time.