Tributes have been paid following the passing of a popular young camogie player from Dungannon.
Nicole Gillick, who died on Monday (August 14), was a well-known face in GAA circles in the area, having been a former underage captain in Naomh Treasa Dún Geanainn Camogie Club.
She was the beloved daughter of Declan and Alison (Ruben), the loving sister of Shaleigha, Sofia and Dylan and the granddaughter of Jack and Rose and the late Pat and Margaret McGurgan.
Following the news of Nicole’s passing, a number of clubs and organisations took to social media to pay tribute – a testament to how well she was thought of in the area.
Naomh Treasa Camogie Club said that Nicole was part of “many of the significant days in our club”, adding: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gillick, McGurgan and Ferreira families and with all of Nicole’s friends”.
In a Facebook post, Ulster University Magee GAA said they were “deeply shocked and saddened” to learn of Nicole’s passing.
Nicole had graduated from the university in 2021, having studied Sport, Physical Health and Activity. During her time there she was a “highly regarded” member of the Camogie club at the university.
The post added: “She will be fondly remembered by all her class and team mates. We, all at Ulster University Magee GAA, would like to pass on our condolences to her family and friends and keep them in our thoughts and prayers at this time!”
Also paying tribute on Facebook was Daly’s Bar Dungannon, who said: “The entire team here at Daly’s, including the wider Quinn family, want to offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Nicole Gillick. We also have her former team mates and team Naomh Treasa in our thoughts. It’s a sore loss for our community. She will be remembered very fondly. May She Rest in Peace.”
According to a death notice, Nicole’s remains are reposing in her mother Alison’s residence, 15 Clonabay, Coalisland, until removal on Friday to St. Patrick’s Church, Dungannon for 10.00am Requiem Mass.
This will be followed by cremation in Lakeland’s Crematorium, Cavan at 2pm.
The notice added that the house is requested to be private on the morning of the funeral and family flowers only.
Donations in lieu are requested to go to The Niamh Louise Foundation.