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Saturday 22 July 2017

Cousin of GAA legend killed in crash during bad hailstorm

Mr Moran was pronounced dead at the scene of the multi-vehicle incident after he sustained critical head injuries. Stock photo: PA
Mr Moran was pronounced dead at the scene of the multi-vehicle incident after he sustained critical head injuries. Stock photo: PA

David Raleigh

Tributes have been paid to a cousin of legendary Kerry footballer Denis 'Ogie' Moran, who died in a collision on the M7 Dublin-Limerick road.

Padhraic Moran (50) was a well-known senior manager with the Zurich Life insurance company.

Mr Moran, a native of Ballybunion, Co Kerry, but who had been resident in Mill Road, Corbally, Co Limerick, died after the car he was driving left the M7 at Newport, during a sudden severe hailstorm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the multi-vehicle incident after he sustained critical head injuries.

His car crashed through a fence off the M7 and came to a stop at the bottom of a ravine, sources said.

Like his late father Michael, Mr Moran was an avid Kerry football supporter.

Colleagues in the insurance sector said he was famous for sourcing tickets for All-Ireland Finals and Munster rugby.

"He was the guy who could get his hands on tickets right up to the last minute on match day. He'd always pull one out of the hat for you," said one friend.

Irish Independent

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