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Sunday 28 May 2017

GAA coach dies following crash

Two cars were involved in the incident which also left two middle-aged women injured (Stock picture)
Two cars were involved in the incident which also left two middle-aged women injured (Stock picture)

Pat Flynn

A talented GAA player and coach who was injured in a car crash last week has lost his fight for life.

Single man Eugene McNamara (42), from Ennis, Co Clare, sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a car in the town on October 26.

Two cars were involved in the incident which also left two middle-aged women injured.

One car is believed to have ploughed into another at a roundabout and one of the vehicles then struck Mr McNamara, who was walking home from his brother's house.

Emergency services responded to the incident, which happened at around 10pm close to a busy shopping centre.

Mr McNamara was rushed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment but died on Wednesday night.

Two men, aged 25 and 26, who fled the scene were detained by an off-duty garda a short distance away.

They were released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

Irish Independent

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