Judith Cochrane MLA said: “I am very saddened to hear of this tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends. I cannot begin to imagine what their family are going through at this difficult time.
“Nevin had a very bright future ahead of him as both an Ulster player and an Irish international. I know he will be greatly missed by the sport.
“I hope that his sister will be able to make a full recovery. Their family are in the thoughts of everybody in Northern Ireland and many from further afield.”