THE local community has been plunged into mourning following the tragic death of Conor Morgan while on holiday in Cyprus.
The 20-year-old had been holidaying on the island with a number of friends when he died following a fall in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The young man, from Seaview, Cnoc na Mara, Golf Links Road in Blackrock, had only arrived at the resort on Friday. It has been reported that his body was found outside his hotel in Ayia Napa at around 4am, but the exact circumstances of the fall remain unclear.
A student at Dublin City University, Conor was well known in local GAA circles having played with Dundalk Gaels whom he helped to reach the Louth Senior Championship Final last year.
Conor, originally from Manydown Close in Dundalk, played schoolboy football with Quay Celtic and was also a member of the De La Salle GAA team that won the Lennon Cup in 2014.
Conor is survived by his parents Paul and Blathnaid, sister Sarah, and girlfriend Aimee, along with his grandparents Gerry and Anne Morgan and PJ and Eilish Whelan.
Since news of Conor’s tragic passing broke, tributes have been pouring in for a talented and much-loved young man who has completed his second year in Business Studies at DCU.
In a post on Facebook, his club said: “Dundalk Gaels regret to announce the death, while on holiday, of our club member, player, and great friend Conor “Morgie” Morgan. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family Paul, Bláthnaid and Sarah at this difficult and devastating time.”
Meanwhile, Quay Celtic posted the following message: “Quay Celtic Football Club would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the Morgan Family on the tragic news of Conor Morgan’s passing. All at the club are shocked and saddened to hear of this news. Conor wore the Quay colours for many years and was liked by all managers and players, May he Rest In Peace.”
Clubs throughout the county offered their sympathy to the Morgan family and the Dundalk Gaels club, while Conor was remembered during a minute’s silence prior to Louth’s All-Ireland Qualifier against London in Ruislip on Sunday afternoon.
The DCU Students’ Union also expressed sadness of the news of Conor’s death, offering to support all students during this difficult time.