Second Gaelic sports star is found dead.
Antrim hurler Frankie McMullan, 29, was discovered at his home outside the village of Dunloy yesterday.
The death is not believed to be being treated as suspicious. It is the second to rock to the Gaelic Athletic Association over the past month.
All-Ireland football championship winning Tyrone captain Cormac McAnallon recently died suddenly, aged 24, from a heart condition.
And last weekend Irish rugby was also plunged into mourning after rising schoolboy star John McCall collapsed during a game in a World Cup tournament in Durban, South Africa.
Mr McMullan had appeared for Dunloy in his fourth All Ireland Club final on St Patrick's Day in front of 40,000 fans at Croke Park in Dublin.
As a member of the Antrim county squad, he won three Ulster Championship medals in 1994, 1998 and 1999.