Sunday 24 September 2017

Irishman on life support in Melbourne hospital with serious head injuries

Eoin Murray’s parents have flown to his bedside

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Eoin Murray

AN Irishman is in a critical condition in a Melbourne hospital after suffering serious head injuries.

Eoin Murray (30) is fighting for his life after he suffered the injuries during an incident in the Fitzroy area of the city in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is believed that Mr Murray was making his way home from a Sydney Swans match when he suffered the injuries.

His parents and sister have flown to Australia to be at his bedside.

Police in the city have said Mr Murray suffered the injuries after hitting his head on a gutter.

Police are investigating the incident and currently don't know whether it was an accident or if foul play was involved.

The Department of Foreign Affairs have confirmed they are aware of the incident and they are providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

Mr Murray is Maynooth in Co Kildare, and he moved Australia a number of years ago.

He worked in several sales jobs in Ireland, including at radio station 98FM before emigrating.

A friend of Mr Murray told Independent.ie that he loved life in Australia, and was a massive football fan.

The friend described Mr Murray as "very outgoing, very charismatic and just an all round great guy.

"He never let anything get him down and was just a very bubbly guy, and very driven".

It is believed he had planned to visit home this summer, however didn't make it and had to push his plans back.

He played football in Australia and became a massive fan of the Sydney Swans team.

Brian O'Reilly

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