The funeral of Catherine McCann took place in St Mary’s Church in Lavey yesterday after her unexpeccted death on Tuesday, May 11.
Ms McCann, who was from Magherafelt, was a senior teacher at Creggan Primary School in Antrim.
Erin’s Own Lavey posted a heartfelt message on Facebook, saying: “Lavey GAC is greatly shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of our former senior camogie player, Catherine McCann.
“On behalf of our club committee, members, players and community, we wish to express our deepest condolences to Catherine’s father, John, brothers Patrick and John, and sisters Jeannette, Therese and Denise – who are former players and stalwarts of our camogie club – as well as her wider family circle and friends.
“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.”
A post from Creggan Primary School revealed their devastation.
It said: “The Governors, staff, pupils and wider community of Creggan Primary School have been devastated this week at the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Catherine Mc Cann.
“Miss Mc Cann taught in our school for 17 years.
“She was a model teacher in every way, always putting her pupils first.
“An amazing friend to all the staff and parents and her displays of kindness to everyone she met came so naturally.
“She always arrived to school dressed in the latest fashion and then quickly pulled the trainers on her to deliver sports lessons in her lovely pink trainers.
“We cannot even begin to realise the void that is left in Creggan Primary School.
“As a school community we convey our sympathy to the Mc Cann family.
“Fly high Miss Mc Cann – thank you for all you did for us.”
A message from Kickham’s GAC Creggan says: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Catherine Mc Cann.
“Catherine was a much loved & hugely popular member of the staff at Creggan Primary School and helped to instill the fundamentals of the GAA in many of our young members.
“Catherine’s death is deeply regretted by everyone in our club and we wish to extend our sympathy to her family & to her colleagues & pupils in Creggan PS.
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