Wexford GAA have paid tribute to their former footballer, Scott Doran, who has died at the age of 44.
He made his debut for the Model county in 1992 and made 103 competitive appearances for them during a 14-year period.
Doran notched up 25-174 before deciding to leave the county panel at the end of the Allianz Football League in 2004.
He also represented London in 2005 before returning for a short spell to his native county.
His club, Kilmore, described him as their “greatest ever player”.
“From a very early age it was very clear that Scott was a special talent, whether it was watching this diminutive 8yr old drive a hurling ball up and down the sports field in Bridgetown with a full size hurl or watching him kicking the ball back from behind the goal to mens teams in the pitch in Kilmore it became very clear very early we had something special on our hands.”
“For anyone lucky enough to see Scott play memeories will be plentiful, cherish them as you seen a magician in action. Scott possesed a wand of a left foot, a brain too fast for many and the strength of a lion.”
“A dark shadow hangs over the pitch today but when the gates open again in the spring people will again talk about Scott and his many great feats, his goals, his points. We were truely blessed to call him one of our own and Scott will never ever be forgotten.”
The Wexford GAA Community is in shock & saddened to hear the news this evening of the passing of Scott Doran, aged 44, Scott Who is nationally recognised as one of our top footballers & wore the purple and gold jersey for over 14 years our Thoughts and prayers are with his family pic.twitter.com/MFAmRxerFF
— Wexford GAA (@OfficialWexGAA) December 29, 2018
In a short statement released yesterday evening, Wexford GAA also paid tribute to Doran.
“The Wexford GAA Community is in shock & saddened to hear the news this evening of the passing of Scott Doran, aged 44, Scott Who is nationally recognised as one of our top footballers & wore the purple and gold jersey for over 14 years our Thoughts and prayers are with his family.”