TYRONE GAA MINOR CAPTAIN CHARGED WITH GUNSHOT MURDER OF HIS FATHER

Tyrone GAA captain Sean Hackett charged with murdering his dad Aloysius

Tyrone GAA captain Sean Hackett charged with murdering his dad Aloysius

THE son of popular Tyrone GAA figure Aloysius ‘Wishie’ Hackett was charged on Monday night with his gunshot murder.

Aloysius Hackett was found dead at his home on Aghindarragh Road on Friday night.

Police have confirmed the 60-year-old died after sustaining a gunshot wound.

His 18-year-old son Sean, who had been arrested about the murder in Augher, County Tyrone, was formally charged on Monday evening with murder his father.

He will appear at Omagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

‘Wishie’ Hackett was heavily involved in his local Augher GAA club, St MacCartans.

Sean Hackett is the minor captain for Tyrone and was seen as a rising star in the future for the county’s senior team

A minute’s silence was held at Sunday’s McKenna Cup match between Tyrone and Derry in Omagh.

Canon Lawrence Dawson, who has been supporting the Hackett family, said at the weekend: “They’re manfully trying to cope with huge grief and relying on their faith to pull them through.

Tyrone GAA captain Sean Hackett held over his father’s murder

“It is only faith and prayer that can bring them through a situation like this as they try to see some light.

Gunshot murder victim Aloysius Hackett

Gunshot murder victim Aloysius Hackett

“They’re grasping at some possible hopes that there can be some explanation.”

‘Wishie’ Hackett will be buried on Wednesday following Requiem Mass in St MacCartan’s Catholic Church, Augher.

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