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Tributes pour in for ‘charismatic’ Co Down man killed in London

Christopher Mackin

Tributes have been paid to a popular Co Down man tragically killed in a car accident in London.

Christopher Mackin, from Rostrevor, passed away from his injuries on Friday night.

Tributes poured in for the talented GAA player, who was also a former head boy at St Mark’s High School in Warrenpoint.

In a statement, posted on social media, the St Bronagh’s club said: “St Bronagh’s GAA are saddened to learn of the untimely death of Christopher Mackin.

“‘Chrissy’ as he was widely known, was a regular starter throughout his underage football teams and more recently represented the ‘Reds through our Senior teams.

“Anyone that knew Chrissy will tell of his charismatic and friendly persona. He truly was one of life’s gentlemen.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mackin and Cole families as well as Chrissy’s friends and wider family circle. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

A spokesperson for St Mark’s High School said: “We are incredibly saddened by the passing of our past head boy Christopher Mackin.

“Christopher was a gentleman and an ideal student. He was an incredible ambassador for St Mark’s and a student we have always been very proud of.

“The governors, staff, students and entire St Mark’s community offer our sincere condolences to the Mackin family, St Bronagh’s GAA and Christopher’s friends.”

One friend posted: “Such sad news! A ‘true gentleman’ and an ‘inspiration’. We have lost a good friend, an honour to have been brought up in St Mark’s with Christopher.”

One of Christopher’s former teaches said: “An absolute gentleman who was a pleasure to teach. Fondly remembered by the St. Marks community.”

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