It is just over a year ago that Darren won his boxing bronze in Beijing and set out on a promising professional boxing career.
In Beijing he was the life and soul of the Irish Olympic squad, a guy with a terrific personality and attitude.
His Olympic colleagues enjoyed his irrepressible good humour and his keen interest in all of the various sports that Ireland participated in.
He was simply a superb individual who had time for everyone.
He will be sorely missed.
The Olympic Council of Ireland and the Olympic Movement extend their deepest sympathy to his family at this sad time.
Pat Hickey, President Olympic Council of Ireland