Thursday 18 January 2018

Tributes paid to Leaving Cert student (18) who died in car crash

The talented footballer was on holidays with his family

Mohammed Alrawehneh
Mohammed Alrawehneh
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Tributes have been paid to a young footballer who died in a car crash while on holiday with his family.

Mohammed Alrawehneh (18) from Firhouse, Co Dublin was killed after a car collision in Jordan on Thursday, July 20.

A second teenage boy, believed to be from Jordan was also killed in the accident, while a third teenager is fighting for his life in hospital.

Mohammed, who was born in Jordan, had just finished his Leaving Cert at Firhouse Community College and was on a holiday with his family to visit friends and relatives.

He was awaiting his Leaving Cert results and was hoping to study engineering in Trinity College Dublin in September.

The talented teen was a member of the Shamrock Rovers Football club and had played for their under-15 team.

"Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mohammad Alrawehneh who was killed in a road traffic accident in Jordan on Friday.

"Mohammed was a pupil in Firhouse Community College and won the U15 SDFL Cup with Rovers in 2014. May he Rest In Peace," the Shamrock Rovers said in a statement.

Mohammed's former Shamrock Rover's coach, Ian Brady, told that the teen was a talented footballer.

"Little Mo as he was affectionately known by his teammates was a talented footballer who played the game the way it should be with an infectious smile. He will be sadly missed by all."

Mohammed's friend, Mahmoud Almahroum (18), told that Mohammed loved sport and that his parents have been left devastated.

"Mohammed was very athletic and he loved sport. He was on the Shamrock Rovers team and won cups with them.

"His family are extremely sad. 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."

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