Friday 23 March 2018

Shamrock Rovers teen killed in Jordan crash is remembered

Mohammed Alrawehneh. Photo: Shamrock Rovers
Mohammed Alrawehneh. Photo: Shamrock Rovers

Catherine Devine and Robin Schiller

A Leaving Cert student who died in a road accident over the weekend has been remembered as a talented young footballer with "an infectious smile".

Mohammed Alrawehneh (18) - who was affectionately known as Mo - passed away following the incident in his native Jordan last Friday.

He was a student at Firhouse Community College in Dublin and was due to collect his Leaving Cert results next month.

He played for various Shamrock Rovers underage teams in the past, where he won the U-15 SDFL Cup a number of years ago.

His friend Mahmoud Almahroum (18) said that Mohammed loved sport and that his parents were devastated by his death.

"His family are extremely sad," Mr Almahroum said

"His mum was over with him in Jordan but his dad was in Dublin.

"He rushed over to be with them as soon as he heard about the accident.

"His parents were so proud of him.

"He was like a brother to me and our friend Ahmed.

"We're all devastated."

In a statement, Shamrock Rovers paid tribute to the talented footballer.

His former manager Ian Brady described him as a teenager "with an infectious smile", praising him for his sportsmanship during his time with Shamrock Rovers.

"Little Mo, as he was affectionately known by his team-mates, was a talented footballer who played the game the way it should be, with an infectious smile," Mr Brady said.

"He will be sadly missed by all."

Irish Independent

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