James McCaffrey, TírnanÓg Gaelic Football Club, Rising Star Passed Away

The Portadown community and TírnanÓg Gaelic Football Club (GFC) are in mourning following the sudden death of James McCaffrey. The rising star, who would have celebrated his 18th birthday this week, is known for his bright spirit and dedication to the sport. His sudden passing left a deep void in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

James McCaffrey is not just an upcoming footballer; he is a young man full of life, always with a smile and a sparkle in his eyes. Known for his laid-back demeanor and kind soul, he was loved by his teammates and coaches at TírnanÓg GFC. He was often the center of ‘crazy’ on days away with his team, lighting up every room he entered with his infectious personality.

McCaffrey is a promising young athlete who has made a name for himself at TírnanÓg GFC. Everyone who watched him compete clearly saw his natural talent and dedication to the sport. He is a player who always lets his actions on the field speak for themselves, demonstrating his skill and passion for the game in every match.

Even off the field, his commitment to the team and the sport is unwavering. His loss will be deeply felt throughout the club and wider football community.

The sudden passing of James McCaffrey was confirmed by TírnanÓg GFC through a heartfelt post on social media. The news has shocked the community, with many struggling to come to terms with the loss of such a vibrant and promising young life.

Currently, the specific cause of James McCaffrey’s death has not been revealed. The circumstances surrounding his passing are unknown. As the community awaits more information, the focus remains on honoring James’ memory and supporting his family and friends during this challenging time.

TírnanÓg GFC


Frank James McCaffrey RIP 🙏The committee, members, players and coaches of Tír na nÓg are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Frank James McCaffrey. We send our sincere condolences to Frank James’ mother Jean, father Francis, sisters Hayley and Rosa, cousins ​​and players Joe, Tom and Sam and all the family. Frank James, affectionately known as “Frank the Tank” to his teammates, was a formidable striker and a key player in our U14 and U16.5 double championship winning team. Frank always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye and brought joy to many days away from home with his team. A laid-back guy with a kind soul who did his talking on the field. Frank James, we will remember you fondly.#ForeverYoungMary, Queen of the Gaels, Pray for him 🙏

James McCaffrey’s obituary paints a picture of a bright and enthusiastic young man taken too soon. His loss is deeply felt by his TírnanÓg GFC teammates, friends, family and the entire Portadown community.

Cross ranger

🙏Crossmaglen Rangers send their condolences to our Gaels TírnanÓg GFC teammates on the sad and untimely passing of player Frank James McCaffrey. Condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Frank James on their great loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.

As we remember James for his vivacious spirit, kind soul and undeniable talent, we extend our deepest sympathies to his family. We ask for everyone’s thoughts and prayers as they overcome this unimaginable loss.

The sudden passing of James McCaffrey is a stark reminder of the fragility of life. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew him and his legacy will continue to inspire all those connected with TírnanÓg GFC.

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