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Russian plane crash: Footballer stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh as flights are suspended from Egypt holiday resort

Published 05/11/2015

Double up: Eoin Bradley will play Irish League and GAA
Double up: Eoin Bradley will play Irish League and GAA

Irish League footballer Eoin Bradley has been left stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt after flights to and from the holiday resort were suspended, it has been reported.

UK and Irish authorities have suspended flights to the popular Red Sea destination after a Russian airline crashed at the weekend killing all 224 on board.

The Lurgan Mail reported that Glenavon striker Eoin Bradley is one of the many thousands left in the resort waiting on news on how to get home.

Bradley, who has also starred for Derry's GAA team for the past decade, flew out to the resort for a family holiday last week and is in danger of missing his side's home game against Ballinamallard on Saturday.

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He told the Lurgan Mail: “We were due to fly to London today but all flights out of the country were cancelled. We are hoping to get out in the morning.

“Hopefully we will get sorted ok, I will be disappointed to miss the game on Saturday. The kids don’t mind, they would gladly stay another week.”

The Prime Minister David Cameron has said authorities are working to get those in the resort home, but it may be "some time" before their safe passage can be assured.

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