Derry championship games called of following the death of main sponsor Hugh McWilliams (Pic: Mary K Burke)
All three senior hurling championship games have been called off as a mark of respect to sponsor Hugh McWilliams, who died suddenly on Friday.
Hugh was the Managing Director of Ballinascreen company H&A Mechanical Services, who have been the county's main sponsor since 2016 and are also backers of the club leagues.
Ballinsacreen, also sponsored by H&A, were due to play Lavey on Sunday in the senior hurling championship. The game has been postponed. Saturday's games Kevin Lynch's v Coleraine and Swatragh v Banagher have also been postponed.
"Derry GAA are devastated at the untimely death of Hugh McWilliams," read a County Board statement.
"Hugh was a giant of generosity. He was unstinting in his support for county, club and community. The GAA was a way of life for Hugh and his untimely death will be a shock across the county," the statement continued.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne, his family and everyone at the Ballinascreen club at this time."
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