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Sinead (16) died after being hit by car near motorway

A 16-year-old girl who died after being struck by a car was described as "an angel" by her parents.

Sinead Condren died on May 23 after being struck by a car on the Celbridge-Leixlip road, an inquest heard yesterday.

The transition year student from Mountsackville College was described at her funeral as an angel by her parents who urged both family and friends to celebrate her life.

The inquest was adjourned at Dublin Coroner's Court pending directions from Director of Public Prosecutions.

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell put the case back to December 2 next for further mention. Sinead was struck at an area just off the M4 close to an Applegreen service station west of Leixlip.

She was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the car involved in the accident, a man in his 20s, was not injured .


At her funeral, her father John recalled Sinead as a "wonderful daughter.

"She's given us 16 years of beautiful memories and now she's an angel".

Originally from Maynooth, the schoolgirl was an avid horse fanatic as well as a lover of hip-hop and a passionate supporter of Leinster rugby.

Schoolfriends remembered someone who was willing to mentor younger students, confident and caring and always willing to help others.

Her dance teacher, Deirdre Brennan, told the Herald that Sinead's death has left her friends devastated.

"She just was so nice and so happy. She didn't have a bad bone in her body," she added.

Parish priest the Rev Fr Liam Rigney said her death meant "lives will never be the same again".