“Heaven has gained two angels” – Tributes pour in following death of Newry man Eamonn Morgan

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Monday, June 29th, 2015
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The local community is in mourning after the death of popular local man Eamonn Morgan. Eamonn2 The 24-year-old died in tragic circumstances in a dune buggy accident along with his partner Charlotte Sant in Qatar on Saturday. Speaking to Newry Times, Newry independent councillor Kevin McAteer, a family friend of Mr Morgan, said the community was in shock following the double tragedy and described Eamonn as a ‘true gentleman that will be missed’. “I know the Morgan family very well and I have some fond memories of Eamonn and I know others do too as the recent social media comments on his death reflect his popularity. “Let’s not forget about the family of Charlotte Sant who has also passed away. They were so young and full of life. My thoughts and prayers are with both families at this sad time, heaven has gained two angels, may they rest in peace.” Eamonn was a talented local gaelic footballer who previously played for the Bosco. On their Facebook page Bosco wrote, “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to the Morgan and Sant families, to their friends and to Eamonn’s Bosco teammates on the tragic news.” While in Qatar Eamonn and his partner were members of Qatar GAA club. Qatar GAA chairperson Peter Crowe spoke of losing ‘two of our friends, two of our family’. Eamonn1“I had the privilege of playing with Eamonn for the past year, an absolute gent, never to be seen without a smile on his face and the definition of a ‘character’ as we’d say back home.” Peter added, “Eamonn and Charlotte were very much central to the community that is Qatar GAA, and it will be hard to imagine it without them. They will remain forever in our hearts and we are thinking of their family and friends back home.” Newry and Armagh Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady offered his condolences to the families. “Once again a dark shadow hangs over our city with the news of the tragic death of popular local lad Eamonn Morgan and his partner Charlotte. “Our prayers are at this time with both sets of families and friends of the deceased as they try to come to terms with this terrible news,” Brady added.

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