Many tributes have been paid to Shaun Paul. Here are just a sample:

Shaun Paul TrainingAntrim county senior football manager, P J O’Hare said:
he was a great lad, an excellent trainer and so committed. Whatever we asked him to do or try, he gave us 100 percent. Shaun Paul was so versatile that he could and did play anywhere for Antrim.
Con Magee’s chairman, Liam McAuley:
"everyone called him SPOH and he was the heartbeat of the club. He played both football and hurling and our game-plan usually revolved around him. He took over the responsibility of club PRO a couple of years ago. We just cant imagine life here without him. He was a tremendous role-model for the youngsters and a real gentleman, modest and approachable. Our sympathies are with his family all of whom are involved in the club. His parents Sean and Sinead never miss a match."
Con Magees’s president, Sean McLaughlin:
 “the club and the community are stunned by the tragedy. SPOH was a natural leader, a gifted footballer and hurler and also a superb sportsman in the true sense of the word, always playing hard and fair. He was first to training and the last to leave. His help in many areas of club affairs was only a phone call away and, in recent years, he was the clubs PRO. Deceptively fast on the field, his long loping stride reminded me of Down great Colm McAlarney and, had he been spared, would have been the mainstay of the football team for many years to come. Off the pitch he was a very popular member of the community, always organising trips to various venues and events and he loved nothing more than to gather a crowd up for a ‘hooley’, he lived and played hard and the club have been left with a huge gap to fill. The feeling of shock and sadness in the Glen was palpable when the news of his death was known."
Ballymena SDLP councillor Declan O'Loan said Mr O'Hagan was well known in the Glenravel area where he was
"a very popular and respected young man. He was very involved in sport especially the local Gaelic club. The whole neighbourhood feels this very deeply"