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Saturday 18 November 2017

Two men still critical after Cavan road crash

Locals in both Mullagh and Moynalty are in shock over the incident, as all the victims were well known and liked in the area. Stock picture
Locals in both Mullagh and Moynalty are in shock over the incident, as all the victims were well known and liked in the area. Stock picture

Ryan Nugent

Two young men are still in a critical condition following a car crash that hospitalised six people over the weekend.

Cormac Murphy, from Mullagh, Co Cavan, is understood to still be in a coma following the accident, while his pal Pete Rogers has undergone surgery after suffering serious injuries.

The crash happened shortly after 5.30am on Sunday along the Claddagh Road near Mullagh village.

The black Volkswagen Passat the six were travelling in left the road and hit a ditch.

The friends are all aged between 19 and 21.

The crash also left cousins Mark O'Brien and Edward O'Brien injured. The pair are in stable conditions in Dublin hospitals.

Mr Rogers and the O'Brien cousins are from Moynalty, Co Meath.

Their friends, Shauna Daly, from Kells, and Noel Lynch, from Kingscourt, were also injured in the accident.

A source said that Mr Murphy is still in a serious condition while Mr Rogers has had surgery in the past 24 hours.

Locals in both Mullagh and Moynalty are in shock over the incident, as all the victims were well known and liked in the area.

Two of the victims played with local GAA clubs.

Mr Rogers represented the Moynalty senior side while Mark O'Brien played for the under-19s.

"People are just very concerned for the families involved and really upset. It's a terrible accident," a local said.

Meanwhile, the funeral of Evan Brennan (17) is due to take place in Meath this morning. The teen was killed when the car he was driving hit a fence in Ballivor on Friday.

Irish Independent

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