GAA clubs across the country and around the world have been paying tributes to the family of three-year-old Annabel Loughlin.
The daughter of former Westmeath hurler Enda Loughlin tragically passed away last weekend after an accident at home.
Since then condolences have been passed on to the family from various GAA clubs, report Independent.ie.
The family’s local GAA club Clonkill have paid tribute to the tragic toddler as well as clubs across Ireland, in the UK and Australia too.
Condolences were passed on to the family from WA GAA club in Perth, whom Enda played for in 2008 and 2009 and represented them at state level.
The toddler’s funeral mass took place earlier this week, with hundreds of relatives and friends filling the Church of the Assumption in Delvin, Co Westmeath .
Mum Eileen paid tribute in a beautiful and touching way as she remembered their “lovable” daughter who they nicknamed ‘Miss Independent’.
She urged mourners to “remember Annabel and to always talk about her to me” and said her daughter “only ever knew happiness and love”.
Family friend Senator Aidan Davitt said during the week that Annabel was a “pleasant little girl, always smiling.”
“Annabel was the apple of her father’s eye. Enda adores his children, he’s a great family man,” he told the Irish Independent.
“Enda really doted over Annabel. The whole of Westmeath is shocked at such a loss.”
Mr Davitt also spoke of Eileen, who works as a teacher, describing her as a loving mother who is devoted to her family.
He said: “They’re two very well respected people.”
“Annabel’s death is a huge loss to the community.”
“We are in serious grief and mourning. I have a child the same age as Annabel. She was a pleasant little girl, always smiling.”
“Annabel was a little girl with a big smile every time I met her. It’s just devastating,” he added.