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Donegal GAA star remains in critical condition after London crash

Conor Boyle is in a critical condition
Conor Boyle is in a critical condition

A YOUNG Donegal GAA star is fighting for his life after being involved in a crash in London as he was travelling home from work.

Conor Boyle, an 18-year-old footballer with the Naomh Mhuire club in Donegal, is in a critical condition after his car left the road and collided with a parked lorry before hitting a tree on September 8.

Conor had just finished work on a Tunnelling contract at Godstone, Surrey and was returning to his base in Doncaster when he crashed on the A1 north of Peterborough.

He was transferred to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge because of the severity of his injuries.

The teenager from the village of Loughanure in Donegal, who is the third eldest of six sons, is currently in a coma.

His parents Sheila and Hugh have travelled to London to be at his bedside. Sheila posted an update on Conor's condition on Facebook.

“Thanks so much to everybody for all your support and well wishes. Conor is stable but still in a critical condition," she wrote.

“He was taken off sedation last night but is still in a coma. It is early days but he is young and strong . Please remember him in your prayers.”

Social media sites have been inundated with messages of support for the popular young man.

Conor was working alongside his brother James with Doncaster-based HB tunnelling.

Up to 500 people turned up for a mass in Annagry Church in Loughanure last Wednesday to pray for the teenager.

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