Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan dies aged 26


Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died aged 26, Scottish Rugby has announced.

The back row, who won 19 caps for her country, died on Friday, with her club Stirling describing it as a “tragic passing”.

A statement from the governing body read: “Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died.

“The thoughts of all our people and players go out to Siobhan’s family and many team-mates at Stirling County and Scotland at this incredibly difficult time.

“Specialist Scottish Rugby employees are now providing ongoing support to those most closely affected.”

A statement from Stirling added: “It’s with a heavy heart we pass on the news of the tragic passing of Siobhan (Shibby) on Friday November 26.

“Shibby has been a big part of County for many years and will be hugely missed by everyone at the club. She was central to the development of women’s rugby within the club and an inspiration to the girls in the youth section.

“Shibby was a team-mate and friend and we deeply mourn her loss. Our love, thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Shibby’s family at this devastating time.

“We very much hope their privacy will be respected by everyone as they deal with their tragic loss.”

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Warren Summers

lots of athletes dying lately, I saw an article stating 100+ Fifa players and coaches have been sidelined this year due to cardiac issues. It's an alarmingly high statistic for some of the most fit athletes in the world.

Sheena Fusco

Seeing any common denominators lately with young healthy people just tragically dying, hmmm i wonder what has changed in everyone's life this last year?

Gaynor V. Henry

For Pete’s sake she could have had a heart attack, an aneurysm, died in a car crash or fall, maybe she killed herself. WE DON’T KNOW!!!! Stop saying it’s shot related. Poor girl was only 26, how about showing some compassion, instead of airing your conspiracy theories?


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