All-Ireland club champions Ballyhale Shamrocks paid tribute to one of their young players that died in an overnight traffic accident.
Shamrocks were due to play Clara in a senior county quarter-final on Saturday, but the match was postponed following Eugene Aylward's tragic death.
The young man, in his 20’s, was part of manager Henry Shefflin’s senior panel and the club said he was 'a friend of everyone who was lucky enough to have known him'.
Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA extends its deepest condolences to both the Aylward and Cullen families on the devastating loss of their son Eugene. As part of our Senior panel Eugene was a very popular young man and a friend to everyone who was lucky enough to have known him. pic.twitter.com/CyvFDfVfMe— Ballyhale Shamrocks (@BallyhaleGAA) October 5, 2019
In the quarter-finals that were played in Kilkenny, Erin's Own beat Dicksboro 1-08 to 1-06 and there was a 0-12 apiece draw between O’Loughlin Gaels and Mullinavat.
In football, All-Ireland champions Corofin moved one step closer to a Galway seven in a row with a 1-16 to 2-09 win over Salthill Knocknacarra at the semi-final stage.
Crossmaglen Rangers are back in the Armagh final having beaten Maghery 2-09 to 0-08 and they will face Ballymacnab after they beat Granemore 0-16 to 0-13 after extra-time.