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Sunday 18 February 2018

Sad loss of fanatical sports fans and two young sweethearts

David Breen (17)

A LIFELONG sports fan, David attended St Brendan's secondary school in Killarney.

The third-eldest son of Denis 'Dinny' Breen and his wife Sheila, David was a passionate fan of both Kerry GAA and Premiership soccer.

He was also an ardent music fan and loved to attend the various summer concerts in Killarney and Tralee.

He was utterly devoted to his girlfriend -- and fellow crash victim -- of the past two years, Aine O'Riordan (15).

Over the past few months, David had been undertaking a special course with YouthReach in Killarney.

Kevin Breen (15)

KEVIN was the fourth-eldest son of Denis 'Dinny' Breen and his wife Sheila, and David's brother.

The 15-year-old was a student at St Brendan's secondary school and was scheduled to sit his Junior Cert exams next June.

He had been preparing to return to school next week.

Like his brothers, Kevin was a fanatical sports fan and was particularly devoted to both Kerry GAA and soccer.

Friends had been trying to persuade him to attend the concert by 'The X Factor' winner Alexandra Burke in Tralee's Rose of Tralee festival dome last night.

The concert was staged just over 12 hours after the fatal accident.

Aine O'Riordan (15)

FROM the St John's Park area of Castleisland, Co Kerry, Aine was a secondary-school pupil at St Joseph's Presentation and was due to do her Leaving Cert next year.

She was the daughter of Mary and Dan O'Riordan and a sister to Samantha, Cait and Tara.

Aine was described as a very hard-working student whose interests ranged from fashion to music.

She was extremely talented with computers and had been encouraged to consider a career in the computer sector.

Brian Coffey (19)

HAILING from a family in Fossa on the outskirts of Killarney, Brian knew all the Breen brothers.

Another keen sports fan, he was an avid supporter of the Kerry football team and never missed a Gaelic football match either live or on TV.

He had attended secondary school in Killarney and had been employed in a number of jobs over recent years.

Irish Independent

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