Friday 19 January 2018

Young man killed tragically in crash was attending GAA event with friends

Garda forensic officers at the scene this morning of a fatal overnight accident (Picture: Paul Mealey)
Garda forensic officers at the scene this morning of a fatal overnight accident (Picture: Paul Mealey)

Ian Begley and Conor Feehan

A young man who died in an early morning crash has been named locally as Séan Halloran.

The victim, aged in his early twenties, is from Clonbur in Co Galway.

He was in Tourmakeady with friends attending the Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta GAA event.

The event, which attracts thousands each year, sees teams from Gaeltacht areas compete.

Sean Halloran who was killed in a single vehicle road accident on Sunday June 4 in Co Mayo
Sean Halloran who was killed in a single vehicle road accident on Sunday June 4 in Co Mayo

Mr Halloran, it is understood, was not playing in the competition but was attending with friends.

Micheál Ó Fhlaínn of Tourmakeady GAA said:

"Everyone here at the Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta event are saddened by the news of Seán's death. The flags are flying at half mast here, and there will be a minute's silence before each game."

The youngster and his family are well-known in their local area and are involved in farming.

A garda investigation is continuing into the crash.

Mr Halloran was a front seat passenger in the car which was involved in a single vehicle crash around 4am on Sunday morning.

The driver of the car, a man in his twenties, and a female passenger also in her twenties have been taken to Mayo University Hospital Castlebar with serious injuries.

The road at the scene is closed.

An examination of the crash site was carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and has now re-opened.

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