Two men arrested over death of St Albans football player

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:05 16 November 2017

Joseph Deacy, from the St Colmcilles GAC website.

Joseph Deacy, from the St Colmcilles GAC website.

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Two men have been arrested in Ireland in connection with the death of 21-year-old Joseph Deacy.

Joseph Deacy was found with head injuries outside a home in Swinford, County Mayo on Saturday, August 12.

He was discovered by a passer-by who called the emergency services, and Joseph was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead the next day.

The Irish police launched a homicide investigation after a post-mortem examination

St Colmcilles Gaelic Athletics Club in St Albans paid tribute to the enthusiastic Gaelic football player.

They said: “Joe had a bright future ahead of him. He had an amazing energy and a real lust for life. He was a great friend and people were drawn to his character, his humour, and outlook on life.

“It is difficult to say goodbye to anyone at any age but when it happens to someone so young it is especially difficult.”

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