Former Tyrone goalkeeper Jonathan Curran dies at 33

Updated / Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 18:54

Jonathan Curran

Tyrone's GAA community is in shock at the news that former county goalkeeper Jonathan Curran has died at the age of 33.

He felt unwell at home this morning and was rushed to Craigavon Area Hospital. 

Curran won three Ulster SFC medals and a Celtic Cross in 2008 as a substitute netminder during a golden age for Tyrone football. 

The Coaslisland clubman left the county panel in 2012, citing family commitments as his reason for stepping away.

He was in goal for the 2004 Tyrone minor team that beat Kerry 0-12 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland final, lining out alongside the likes of Stephen O'Neill and Colm Cavanagh.

Curran won a Tyrone SFC title with Coalisland in 2010 before stepping away from football a few years ago. He also played soccer with Dungannon Swifts.

A hairdresser in Dungannon, Jonathan is survived by his wife Clodagh and two young sons, Darsái and Neasan, his parents Anthony and Alicia and his siblings Louise and Stephen.

"The people of Coalisland and the club are devastated by the news," club secretary Vinny McCann told RTÉ Sport. "There are no words."