Body of camogie captain found

The family of a County Antrim camogie captain who went missing over two weeks ago is waiting for news on when her body will be repatriated.

Karen Coyles was reported missing after she failed to show up for work at the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute at the University of Ulster in Coleraine on September 12. Her car was later found at the gates of McQuillan's GAA club in Ballycastle.

Coyles (47) was chairperson of the Ballycastle Camogie Club and had just returned from Dublin, where she had captained the winning team in the all-Ireland camogie sevens tournament.

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A land and sea search was commenced and at the weekend Strathclyde police in Scotland confirmed that a body found on the Mull of Kintyre, 12 miles away across the North Channel, was Coyles.

They said her death was not being treated as suspicious.

Relatives thanked "family, friends and searchers" for "all the kind words, prayers and support received throughout the search for Karen."

"We are devastated at the loss of a beautiful, talented and beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend, but are comforted in the knowledge that Karen is now safe in the arms of her beloved mother," the statement read.

In particular, the family thanked the GAA community, which came out in the hundreds to help in the search.