St Albans man killed in Ireland
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A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a 21-year-old St Albans man in Ireland.
Joseph Deacy was found with head injuries outside a home in Swinford, County Mayo last Saturday.
A passer-by who found him alerted the emergency services at around 6am, and Joe was taken to hospital.
He was pronounced dead on Sunday evening.
Following a post-mortem examination, the Irish police said the death was being treated as a homicide.
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St Colmcilles Gaelic Athletics Club, based in St Albans, have paid tribute to Joe, an enthusiastic Gaelic football player.
A statement on their website reads: “At 21 years of age, 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.
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“It is difficult to say goodbye to anyone at any age but when it happens to someone so young it is especially difficult. He will be sorely missed by us all.”