Tributes continue to pour in from across the GAA community following the tragic death of Garda Detective Colm Horkan on Wednesday.

The Charlestown Sarsfields GAA man was well known across Connacht GAA and played for Mayo at U21 level.

Uachtarán CLG John Horan has extended the sympathies of the membership of the Association to the family of the deceased.

He said: "The strength of the GAA is based on the strength of our volunteers and the commitment they make to serve their community, and Colm Horkan had those selfless qualities in abundance.

"He is fondly remembered by his friends in Charlestown Sarsfields GAA club where he not only played, but where he continued to help and serve in a wide range of roles off the field.

"His commitment to others came naturally to him, and was an obvious asset in his role as a Garda.

Roscommon GAA Chairman Seamus Sweeney also expressed the sympathy of Roscommon GAA to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan.

He said “Garda Horkan had a long and distinguished career in the Castlerea district both in Castlerea and Ballaghaderreen and will be sorely missed by the community he served.

He continued to say “The fact that our police force selflessly steps into danger on behalf of us all shows the debt that we owe each one of them.”


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