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Second Gaelic sports star is found dead.



A HURLING sports star has been found dead at his home -the third high-profile death of a sportsman in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland: see Ireland, Northern.
Northern Ireland

Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland occupying the northeastern portion of the island of Ireland. Area: 5,461 sq mi (14,144 sq km). Population (2001): 1,685,267.
 in a month.

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 For other uses, see GAA (disambiguation).

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann L├║thchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focused on promoting Gaelic Games - traditional Irish sports, such as hurling, camogie, Gaelic football,
 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 South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S 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.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Apr 4, 2004
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