Tribute to Brian Og Maguire
THE Maguire family has lost a son and a brother, Lisnaskea lost a team mate and leader, and Fermanagh lost a future captain according to Brian Og Maguire’s former manager Peter Clarke.
On Sunday, Lisnaskea Emmet’s All-Ireland winning captain Brian Og Maguire was laid to rest following a funeral mass at Holy Cross church in Lisnaskea, which was attended by thousands who were still in shock at the loss of one of their brightest stars.
Maguire was killed in an accident at the Quinn Pre Stress plant on Thursday September 13 shortly after 11am.
Since then, there has been an incredible outpouring of emotion from throughout the GAA for the first Fermanagh player to lift an All-Ireland title.
Brian Og Maguire’s sporting career was marked by success from an early age. He won league and Championship u-16 titles with Lisnaskea in 2003 under the management of Peter Clarke, his father Brian Maguire and Pat King.
Then in 2004, he won a minor championship under the management of his father Brian, along with Brendan Fitzpatrick.
“I could see then the leadership qualities that he had. He led by example on the pitch,” Clarke said of the young star.
“As a player the feature that made him stand out was his leap. I said that he would leap like a salmon. He had a great catch.”
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