A gifted young rugby player he represented Ireland at Under 20 and Wolfhound level and was on the bench last season when Ulster defeated Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter final at Thomond Park
Munster join with Shane Logan, Chief Executive of Ulster Rugby, who In a statement issued today said: 'I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. Nevin was a wonderful player but also a wonderful person. He was well liked by everyone who knew him and his loss will be deeply felt by his teammates and everyone at Ulster Rugby.
'He will be sorely missed and the thoughts of everyone involved in the game are with his family at this time.'