Sudden death stuns athletics club

Packy Deehan receives a high five from a spectator during the Riverine 10K road race.
Packy Deehan receives a high five from a spectator during the Riverine 10K road race.

Foyle Valley Athletics Club is in mourning this morning, after news that club mate Colm ‘Packy’ Deehan died suddenly.

The hugely popular runner who was a keen footballer in his day, playing for Top of the Hill and Gransha, worked at Stradreagh Hospital.

The 51-year-old Waterside man, who was chairman of Foyle Valley AC, passed away at his home this morning.