Grief over the death of Niall Donoghue
The death of someone so young can come as a shock to the whole community, and often will extend beyond that to other parts of society.
Everyone’s sympathies are of course with his family, friends and the GAA community. When anyone dies it’s upsetting, but especially when they were just embarking on life.
Allowed to grieve
When someone close to us dies, it’s normal to have feelings of shock, anger and sadness This is all part of the grieving process.
Even a stranger
While it might seem a little confusing, it can be normal to experience loss and grief even if you didn’t know someone. This can particularly be the case when someone’s death comes out of the blue.
Dealing with death
It’s important to allow yourself to experience any feelings you’re having, don’t try to suppress them. Eventually however, you’ll have to work through your grief.
Supporting a friend
If you’re not personally affected, you might know someone who is. If so, it’s good for you to know that what they’re going through is OK. Maybe helping your friend after someone has died would be a nice thing to do? It’s often not easy, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.