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Declan O’Callaghan, the senior solicitor and principal of Kilrane O’Callaghan, Ballaghaderreen’s best-known and largest legal practice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Declan O’Callaghan, the senior solicitor and principal of Kilrane O’Callaghan, Ballaghaderreen’s best-known and largest legal practice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

December 2009 should have been an unremarkable month in the young life of Brian Colleran.

The 21-year-old from Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon was a keen and active member of the town’s GAA club. As the GAA family noted in the aftermath of that December, Brian had a passion for all sports, especially Gaelic football, having played for the town at all age levels. For a year, he played with St Claret’s GAA club in Hayes, Middlesex, near London.

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