Cormac O’Brien, 11, suddenly became unwell at New Inn Boys National School in Tipperary, Ireland on Friday September, 4th.
Tributes pour in for young boy who fell ill at school and died: Young Cormac, suddenly became ill whilst in the playground and collapsed.
Emergency services were called but tragically the young boy could not be saved.
The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Leading the tributes to their son heartbroken Donal and Michelle O’Brien said: “Cormac will be so sadly missed by his family, aunts, uncles, his cousins and his many friends.”
Cashel Rugby Club, which Cormac is said to have been a member, said in statement: “The return of Cashel RFC minis rugby is postponed until Sunday September 13th following a tragic event.”
And in a tribute to Cormac, Rockwell Rovers GAA posted on Facebook and said: “Words cannot express the shock and sadness that has passed through our parish as we hear of the untimely passing of young Cormac O’Brien from Knockgraffon.
“Cormac was a popular member of 5th class in New Inn Boys School. Rockwell Rovers Gaa Club offers it’s sincere sympathies to his parents Donal and Michelle and brothers Joey and Daniel and all the Doherty and O’Brien families.
“As a mark of respect to the family, all juvenile matches have been cancelled and ‘a minutes silence’ will be observed at the Intermediate County football semi – final in Cahir. We would like to say to all parents, if they or their children need any support, the Health & Wellbeing officers in the club will provide any help and assistance needed.
“We as a club will support the school with any and every help possible. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.”
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