Creggs GAA Club has paid tribute to its physio, Oleg Doroshkevich, who took ill after a championship match on Sunday evening and sadly later passed away in hospital.
The club confirmed that Mr. Doroshkevich (59), who is originally from Russia but who lived in Glenamaddy,
passed away after taking ill in the dressing room following Creggs’ 0-15 to 2-7 victory over St. Aidan’s in Sunday’s Intermediate Football Championship relegation game at Kilbride GAA grounds.
Creggs GAA club took to social media on Sunday evening to share the sad news of Oleg’s passing. Their post read:
“It is with a very heavy heart Creggs GAA have some unbelievably sad news to share following our relegation game today in Kilbride. Our physio Oleg Doroshkevich took ill in the dressing room after the game and sadly passed away.
“Oleg was a core part of our team and management over the past few years. A pure gentleman and never without a smile on his face. Always arriving to each game with a positive attitude, he had a great connection with all of our players who were so fond of him, he was invested in the team, sport and the community.
“Our thoughts are with his wife Olga, his daughters and grandchildren and the Glenamaddy community at this extremely tough time.
“The club would like to sincerely thank Kilbride GAA, St Aidan’s GAA, the Roscommon emergency services and ambulance crew and the first aiders that were at the game who came to Oleg’s aid. May Oleg’s gentle soul rest in eternal peace”.
Glinsk GAA Club also wrote “We in Glinsk GAA got to know Oleg very well over the last few months as he stepped in to the physio role in the club. The players and management were very fond of him. His smile and conversation were always present as he performed his task as physio”.