Father-of-four dies after workplace accident

Adrian McCloskey

A FATHER-of-four from the Toomebridge area has died following a workplace accident.

Adrian McCloskey, believed to have been in his 40s,  was working in County Tyrone on Friday when the accident occurred.

The Irish News reports that it is believed he had been working on a building under construction.

Mr McCloskey is particularly well-known in GAA circles in the Toome area and had associations with clubs including Moneyglass.

Cargin GAA Club posted this picture as they expressed sympathy following the death of Adrian McCloskey.


St Ergnats GAC in Moneyglass said: ‘It was with great sadness that we learnt yesterday of the tragic and untimely passing of our fellow club member Adrian McCloskey.

‘Adrian, known better to us as ‘Bull’ has been a well known character around the club for many years as a player, manger of our senior team and a mentor to our youth.

‘Often in later years Adrian could be seen cheering on and offering advice to his four children as they followed in their fathers footsteps in donning the Moneyglass jersey.

‘We offer our deepest condolences to Ella-Jo, Naoise, Finn and Dara, and the entire family circle at this most difficult time. Mary, Queen of The Gael, pray for him.’

Cargin GAA Club posted a picture of Mr McCloskey on social media with the following message: “It is with extreme sadness that we learned today of the tragic death of Adrian McCloskey. We offer our sincere condolences to Adrian’s children, his parents, brothers & sisters, his partner Lisa, the entire McCloskey & Brady families and his many friends, throughout our own and our neighbouring clubs.”

The funeraltimes.com site had the following notice:

‘McCloskey (Cargin) 31st January 2020, suddenly as a result of a work accident, Adrian R.I.P. beloved father of Ella Jo, Naoise, Finn and Dara, loving son of Sean and Lizzie and dear brother of Brendan his Twin, Phelim, Ciara, Seaneen, Mickie, Seon and Bradaigh. Gallagh Road Toomebridge.

‘Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Deeply regretted by his daughters, sons, partner Lisa, mother, father, brothers, sisters and extended family circle.’

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