TRIBUTES have been paid this afternoon to two of the victims of last night’s tragedy at a St Patrick’s disco in the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown.
Connor Currie from Edendork and Lauren Bullock from Donaghmore have been named locally as being two of who died as a result of the incident which has shocked the local community.
In a facebook post, Edendork St Malachy’s described Connor Currie as a ‘highly thought of’ player and member of the club.
“Connor will forever be remembered with the greatest affection by all associated with our club and indeed the wider Edendork community,” they said.
“We are all in shock at Connor’s untimely passing, to lose a dear friend and team mate is one of the mot difficult life experiences you will have to face.”
In a similar post, the Euphoria Allstar Cheerleading NI club has spoken of their devastation at the death of Lauren Bullock, who was 17.
“Euphoria are absolutely devastated to say to lost one of our senior athletes in the tragedy in Cookstown last night,” they wrote.
“My heart is broke writing this. You were the most down to earty, beautiful soul and our Coral team will never be the same without you. You were an incredible cheerleader and the backbone of our team.
“I honestly cannot put into words how much you will be missed. Thank you Lauren for giving me the pleasure of coaching you all this time.”