Tributes paid to tragic local footballer Jack

by Ian Begley

Tributes have poured in for a 23-year-old man from Castleknock who died in an accident while travelling in Slovenia.
The circumstances around the death of Jack Fogarty have not been confirmed as of yet, but The Department of Foreign Affairs are giving consular assistance to his family.
The Castleknock native was a talented footballer who had played for his local Castleknock Celtic football club. He was also set to begin training with FC Hibernian in Clonshaugh.
On the FC Hibernian Facebook page, a spokesperson from the club wrote: “It is with great sadness and shock for us to hear of the passing of local Castleknock man and friend to many at the club Jack Fogarty.
“Jack’s footballing talents were always well recognised and he was a gentleman on and off the pitch. It is just a week since we spoke to Jack about coming to pre-season training with FC Hibernian on his return from Slovenia, something which he was really looking forward to.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jack’s family and for those of us at the club who were lucky enough to call Jack a friend, we certainly will miss him very much.”
Friends of Jack took to social media to pay tribute to him.
One wrote: “Rip Jack. We are devastated at the news. Hearts go out to your family mate.”
Another said: “RIP Jack. Such a lovely young man. So sad. My prayers are with the family.”
One said: “So shocked. RIP Jack, you were an absolute gent and a pleasure to work with and be around in college.”

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