The sudden passing took place yesterday
The Down GAA community is in mourning today following the untimely death of a popular footballer.
Peter Turley of the Saval Gaelic Athletic club passed away suddenly yesterday. In addition to playing football in Down, Turley also lined out for Queen's University in both of their Sigerson Cup final defeats in 2005 and 2006.
Many have taken to social media to post tributes to Peter Turley and his family since his untimely passing yesterday evening.
Thoughts & prayers with the entire Turley family on the tragic death of Peter. A gentleman on and off the field RIP Peter— Niall Madine (@Niall_Madine) February 7, 2016
Peter Turley was one of the finest men I ever met. A throughly decent man, a friend, a great footballer. The world today is a lesser place— Thomas Niblock BBC (@thomasniblock) February 7, 2016
Shocked to hear of the death of Peter Turley! Very fond memories of playing football with him at home with Saval. A true gentleman!— Brian Digney (@BrianDigney) February 7, 2016
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Peter Turley #rip— Graiguecullen GAA (@Graiguegaa) February 7, 2016
Mayobridge GAC offers its deepest sympathies to the Turley family and all in @Saval_GAC on the passing of Peter. A gentleman— Mayobridge GAC (@MayobridgeGAC) February 7, 2016
The Abbey community is saddened to learn of the tragic death of our recent past pupil, Peter Turley from Saval. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.— Abbey Grammar School (@Abbey_CBS) February 7, 2016
RIP Peter Turley@abbey grammar@Saval Gaa pic.twitter.com/JBXgncwIT7— DJLENNON (@lennondamianCFC) February 7, 2016
Thoughts are with the family of Peter Turley (Saval) who died suddenly today. Go ndeánfaidh Dia trocaire ar a h-anam pic.twitter.com/CZAa3HVd9R— Queens GAA (@QueensGAA) February 7, 2016