Ballinderry’s Aaron Devlin loses fight for life.

Aaron Devlin

The Derry County Board have confirmed Aaron Devlin died today.

The Ballinderry and Derry forward had been on life support in hospital since last week after contracting meningitis.

The board released a statement with the news this evening.

"The Derry GAA community is greatly saddened to learn of the untimely death of Aaron Devlin."

"It is difficult to comprehend the devastation that the Devlin family and the wider community of Ballinderry must be feeling at this time."

"This tragedy will be sorely felt throughout the Derry GAA family, and on behalf of all our players, officials and members, at home and abroad, we wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Aaron's mother Carmel, father Eugene, sister Anna, and brothers Ronan and Coilin."

"We also offer all our condolences to the members of Aaron's club, Ballinderry Shamrocks, his local community, his team-mates, and his many friends and colleagues."

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal."