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Raymond Daniels (Gaelic footballer)

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Full name  Raymond Daniels
Name  Raymond Daniels
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Date of birth  1979

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Place of birth  Dunlavin County Wicklow, Ireland
Date of death  January 26, 2008 (aged 28)

Place of death  Blessington, Ireland

Raymond Daniels was a Gaelic footballer from County Wicklow. He was goalkeeper for Wicklow's senior football team for several seasons during eight years.


Playing career

Daniels won a Leinster title with the Wicklow Vocational Schools team. He played under-21 football for Wicklow. He was named player of the year in Dunlavin in 1997 and in Blessington in 2003. He made his senior football championship debut against Carlow in May 2006. A groin injury sustained in a National Football League game against Sligo in April 2007 kept Daniels away from football, but he had planned to resume training.

Illness and death

In October 2007, Daniels was admitted to hospital with an infection that caused one of his kidneys to fail. On Tuesday 22 January 2008, Daniels had gotten the all-clear from doctors. He socialised with friends on the following Saturday. He had a suspected heart attack. He was brought to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 28. A minute's silence was observed before Wicklow's GAA games on Sunday 27 January. Former GAA President Jack Boothman, the current President of Blessington GAA, described Daniels as a "gifted footballer and goalkeeper". Former Wicklow manager Hugh Kenny also praised Daniels.


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