Connor Marron: Requiem Mass To Be Held On Tuesday For London Train Killing Teen

A Co Antrim man who died in a train crash in London on Monday will be buried at a service near his home in Ahoghill on Tuesday morning.

onnor Marron (19) is said to have visited the city with friends to attend the World Cup darts at Alexandra Palace when the tragic accident took place.

He was described as a multi-talented sportsman, who in his youth had success in Gaelic football, snooker, pool and soccer.

Connor was a Northern Ireland Under-16 snooker champion at the age of 12 and a well-known figure at Red’s Sports Lounge in Ballymena.

Requiem Mass for the Popular Teen will take place at 11am at St Mary’s Church Portglenone, with burial in Aughnahoy Cemetery immediately after.

A funeral notice said the man’s wake would begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, with a limited number due to the current pandemic requirements.

Since his death, tributes have been pouring in for the sophomore at Ulster University.

Roger Casements GAC secretary Martin Kearney told the Belfast Telegraph that the club and community were “devastated” for Connor’s father, mother Sharon, sister Caoimhe and the wider family.

“Connor grew up close to our club, never far from his father, especially when he was chairman, coach or manager,” said Kearney.

“He walked in his father’s shadow and was always first name with everyone involved with our club.

“He enjoyed great success as a player and team captain through the youth of both Sean Stinsons and Casements.

“In 2015, he captained Sean Stinson’s Óg Sport team, which competed in the All-Ireland series in Donegal.

“In 2020 he played both at U20 and reserve, a leg injury that brought his season to an end.

“There is little doubt that he would have risen to a senior player for Casements in a short space of time.

“He was a multi-talented sportsman, particularly successful in snooker.”

A funeral notice for Mr Marron said he was the beloved son of Fergal and Sharon and the beloved brother of Caoimhe, loving grandson of Bernie and Margaret Marron and the late Peter and Kay Doherty and devoted friend of Eva.

It added: “Deeply mourned by his saddened father, mother, sister, grandparents, girlfriend and all his family and friends who loved him so much. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on his soul.”

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