Connor Marron: Requiem mass will be held on Tuesday for teenager who died on London rail

A Co Antrim man who died in a London train crash on Monday is to be laid to rest on Tuesday morning during a service near his home in Ahoghill.

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

He has been described as a multi-talented sportsman, having found success in Gaelic soccer, snooker, billiards and soccer in his youth.

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

The Requiem Mass for the popular teenager will be held at St Mary’s Church in Portglenone at 11 a.m., with a funeral immediately following at Aughnahoy Cemetery.

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

Since his death, tributes have poured in for the University of Ulster sophomore.

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

“Connor grew up around our club, never far from his father, especially when he was president, coach or manager,” said Mr. Kearney.

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

“He had great success as a player and team captain in the youth ranks of Sean Stinsons and Casements.

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

“In 2020 he played both at the U20 and reserve levels, with a leg injury ending his season.

“There is no doubt that he would have climbed the senior ranks for Casements in no time.

“He was a multi-talented athlete, particularly enjoying success in snooker.”

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

He added: “Deeply regretted by his 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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