A young hurler John Delaney has died while out for a run
The 28-year-old, also known as Jack was said to have collapsed close to his home in Ballacolla in County Laois and attempts to resuscitate him failed.
According to Tipperary Live, the hurler played for his local Club Clough/Ballacolla in Laois and did so at underage level.
Jack was said to be a former student of the Cistercian College (CCR) in Roscrea, Tipperary and completed his Leaving Cert in 2014.
He also attended the Dublin Institute of Technology.
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Prior to his death on Tuesday afternoon, the hurler was said to have worked in his family business.
The Delaney family are reportedly the proprietors of Design Options in Portlaoise and he 'worked in Design Options alongside his father Tim and brother Tom'.
Tipperary Live also report that Tom ran an adjacent coffee shop, called Brew.
John is survived by his father Tim, mother Eileen, brothers and sister Sarah.
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