Saturday 24 September 2016

'One in a million' - Heartbroken partner pays tribute to young man killed in crash

Catherine Devine

Published 19/05/2016 | 10:44

Clare shared this photograph of herself with crash victim Cian Hourihan (Photo: Facebook)
Clare shared this photograph of herself with crash victim Cian Hourihan (Photo: Facebook)

A heartbroken young mother has described as 'one in a million' her partner who was killed in a car crash in Cork earlier this week.

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Cian Hourihan (20) died at the scene when his car was involved in a two-car collision in Ballincollig last Tuesday.

His partner Clare Morgan spoke out publicly on Facebook to express her grief at her loss. "This is not good bye it's not the end.. Ull never leave my head my heart my soul... the love we had was never ending .. Today we went for a meal and to the park [to] watch our boy play ... Now I'm here alone.

"I promise ya I'll make you proud .. I love you so much bbe last night we talked and walked for hours [sic]."

She accompanied the post with a selection of family photographs depicting their happy relationship.

Cian had celebrated the birth of a baby boy a few months ago who was described as his “pride and joy”.

The young man was travelling with four other male friends in their 20s when they collided with another car occupied by two women at Leemount Cross.

The driver of the car, a man also aged in his 20s, was taken to Cork University Hospital with what are described as 'critical' injuries.

The three other occupants of the car (all men) and the two women from the other car were also all taken to hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be serious.

His family have also paid tribute to Cian and said he will be sadly missed by his "heartbroken parents", his partner Clare, his son Tyler, brothers Luke and Jay, grandmother Mary, uncles, aunts, relatives and friends.

His funeral is due to take place at 1.30pm on Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough in Cork.

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