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Cookstown Greenvale hotel death teen Connor Currie 'a dear friend' - tributes as second victim named

One of the teenage boys killed in the St Patrick's Day disco has been named locally as Connor Currie.

Connor, a keen GAA player, was one of three people who died following the incident at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, on Sunday evening.

Posting on social media, his club, Edendork GAC in Dungannon, said he will be remembered with the "greatest affection".

"As a club and community, we are deeply saddened and devastated to hear of the tragic passing of our much loved and highly thought of player and member Connor Currie," the club wrote.

"Connor will forever be remembered with the greatest affection by all associated with our club and indeed the wider Edendork community.

"We are all in shock at Connor’s untimely passing, to lose a dear friend and team mate is one of the most difficult life experiences you will have to face.

As a club and community, we are deeply saddened and devastated to hear of the tragic passing of our much loved and...

Posted by Edendork Gac on Monday, March 18, 2019

"Should any of our young people need any assistance or someone to speak to in the time ahead please call; Samaritans, official helpline of the GAA and available 24-7, on their free-phone number 116 123 Or Lifeline, a crisis response helpline service operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0808 808 8000."

Police have launched an investigation into Saturday's tragic events, understood to have happened as several hundred people were trying to get into the venue after being dropped off by buses.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said preliminary investigations found was a crush towards the front door of the hotel causing several people to fall over.

Conor Currie, who died at the Greenvale Hotel.
Conor Currie, who died at the Greenvale Hotel.

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