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‘Our darling Aidie, we will always remember you’ – heartbroken brother pays tribute to Cavan man who died in workplace accident



‘Our darling Aidie, we will always remember you’ – heartbroken brother pays tribute to Cavan man who died in workplace accident

They were the moving words delivered by Paul Sheridan at the funeral mass of his younger sibling Aidie at a full to capacity Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Mullahoran, three days after he died following a workplace accident.

The Manchester United fanatic, of Toghernaross, Kilcogy, Cavan, was fatally injured in an incident which occurred as construction work was being carried out on a house not far from his home in Kilcogy.

The hugely popular Mullahoran man was rushed to hospital but passed away from his injuries on Wednesday.

In the three days since his death, the tight knit community of Mullahoran and surrounding parishes have remained united in grief.

Those heart-wrenching sentiments were in rich evidence as mourners lined the pews and aisles of its local parish church this afternoon.

Aidan’s coffin sat in front of the altar flanked by the moving floral tributes of ‘daddy, ‘uncle’ and ‘brother’.

They were followed by equally touching symbols which were carried by Mr Sheridan’s children, most notably among them being a family photo, a hammer and jersey from his beloved club side.

His sister Mary thanked all those who had played their part in rallying around the Sheridan family and to those who valiantly tried to save the life of her brother both at the scene and in hospital.

But it was arguably the poignant tribute paid by Mr Sheridan’s older brother, Paul, which illustrated the indelible imprint the 43-year-old had left on a community still coming to terms with the loss.

“What can I say about my darling brother Aidie?” Paul said.

“From an early age he always had a hammer and nail in his hand tricking at something. No matter what, everything had to be inch perfect with Aidie.”

Mourners were told of how the Red Devils supporter liked nothing more than to share those feelings with his wide circle of friends in the family run pub he helped oversee alongside his parents Pat and Carmel.

And, in a heart-rending final farewell, Paul revealed how the predominant love of his brother’s life, however, was that of his wife Gemma and four “beautiful” boys Olly, Jake, Danny, and Joey.

They, he said, embodied everything he lived for as he paid one final, emotional testament to his late brother.

“Aidie was a wonderful and very proud man,” he said.

“Gemma and the boys always remember that Aidie will never leave your side. Our darling Aidie we will always remember you.”

Following funeral mass, the late Mr Sheridan was brought to his final resting ground in the adjoining cemetery.

The late Aidie Sheridan is survived by his his wife Gemma, children Olly, Jake, Danny, and Joey, parents Pat and Carmel, brother Paul (Pamela), sisters Tracy (Danny), Claire (Jim), Tricia (Ronan), Sarah (Mark), Mary (Brian), parents in-law Michael and Agnes, brother-in-law Jack, Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of close friends.

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