The GAA and sporting communities in Donegal are in mourning this weekend following the death of Pat Shovelin. The Ardara GAA clubman who was goalkeeping coach with the 2012 Donegal All-Ireland winning team had battled a rare and aggressive form of cancer over the past 12 months.
Oisin Kelly was joined on today's Highland Sport by Donegal GAA Chairman Sean Dunnion, Donegal Senior Football manager Declan Bonner and Harry Walsh of the Donegal News who paid tribute to Pat...
Eoghan Ban Gallagher tolad Official Donegal GAA; “It’s absolutely devastating. We’re all heartbroken. Pat was such a great person. We’d such a lovely evening after that U21 final win. It meant so much to us all. I’d like to offer all the lads’ (U21’s) condolences to his wife Chrissie and their two children Ethan, Tom and Pat’s wider family and friends.
A sad evening. RIP Pat Shovelin... No 1 in the hearts of all at CLG Ard an Ratha and so many others too. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam pic.twitter.com/kOHQSa2GY4
— Ardara GAA (@ArdaraGAA) October 21, 2017
A genuienly great guy taken way too soon. RIP Pat. pic.twitter.com/ZyIOvscrnt
— Peter Boyle (@ThePeterBoyle1) October 21, 2017
— Official Donegal GAA (@officialdonegal) October 21, 2017
— Liam Swift GK Coach™ (@GAAGKCOACH) October 21, 2017
Very sad to hear the news this evening on the passing of the popular former Donegal GAA goalkeeping coach Pat... https://t.co/phLFVFOAJI
— Donegal LGFA (@DonegalLGFA) October 21, 2017
— Michael Murphy (@murphm95) October 21, 2017
Extremely sad news about @patshovelin1 great person & great friend. He will be hugely missed. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP
— Ryan McHugh (@McHughRyan) October 21, 2017
Sad weekend. RIP Pat pic.twitter.com/Eooymr9frh
— Oisin Kelly (@OisinLFKelly) October 22, 2017