Monday 26 September 2016

'For us to never make it down the aisle together is heartbreaking' - Fiancee of former Connacht star

Cathal McMahon

Published 14/03/2016 | 11:02

Kevin and Anne-Marie
Kevin and Anne-Marie
Kevin and Anne-Marie

THE fiancee of a former Connacht rugby player who died in an Australian road crash has told how it is “heartbreaking” that they will never make it down the aisle.

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Kevin Moran (32), from Mulranny, Co Mayo, died after the accident in Brisbane on Friday.

Writing online his partner Anne-Marie Perry told of her devastation at losing “the love of my life, my best friend, my partner in crime, my soul mate”.

The couple, who had been living together Down Under, got engaged on Valentine’s Day this year.

Ms Perry posted the heartbreaking tribute on the former Connacht underage star’s facebook page over the weekend.

She wrote: “Trying to put into words how I'm feeling right now is indescribable with a pain in my heart I will never fill.

Kevin and Anne-Marie
Kevin and Anne-Marie

“Kevin Moran you truly were the love of my life and for us to never make it down the isle (sic) and all of our plans together is heartbreaking.

“You had so much to offer. The love of my life, my best friend, my partner in crime, my soul mate!

“Life is just so unfair sometimes and I can't understand why such tragic things happen. You put a smile on everyone's face, always having the Craic, and was (were) truly loved by so many people.

“You really will have a place in so many people's hearts forever. You loved your family more than words could say and they loved you."

She continued: “I just want to wake up and this all be a horrible nightmare. To never say goodnight, how's your day, I love you ever again just puts constant tears in my eyes and my heart is broken.

“They say the best goes young, my god how true that is. You really was (sic) a one of a kind and an absolute legend! I will love and miss you forever but I know your (sic) with us all.”

Ms Perry went on to thank everyone for their kind messages. She explained that the family would be bringing the construction worker’s remains back to Mayo for burial.

“We will be bringing him home to Ireland where his heart was, such a proud Irish man ! ❤ sweet dreams, your baby girl xxx”

Mr Moran previously played under-21 rugby for the province .He also lined out for Mayo rugby club Westport Bulls and soccer team Achill Rovers.

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