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Tributes paid to Co Fermanagh hurler Shane Mulholland killed in road crash

Published 25/04/2015

Shane Mulholland
Shane Mulholland

Tributes have been paid to a Co Fermanagh hurler who died following a two car road crash.

The smash happened on the Lisnaskea Road -  between Lisnaskea and Derrylin - on Friday night.

He has been named as 27-year-old Shane Mulholland.

Sports Minister Caral Ni Chuilin expressed her sadness on the tragic death of Mr Mulholland.

The sportsman - who was a member of Lisbellaw Hurling Club - was also the Hurling Development Administrator for the GAA in County Cavan.

"Shane was a talented and energetic person who gave so much in life and his untimely passing will leave a deep void in the lives of those who were fortunate to know him," she said.

“I am deeply saddened by his loss and offer my sincerest condolences to his wife Vanessa, his young daughter Aisling and the entire Mulholland family circle. It is a time of unimaginable grief for them and they are very much in my thoughts at this time.

“Shane’s loss will also be felt amongst his hurling colleagues in Lisbellaw and Fermanagh, in his native Loughguile and by the young people he coached in Cavan, and I am also thinking of them all at this time."

In a statement Fermanagh GAA said it is "once again left desperately in shock with the news of our current Senior hurler Shane Mulholland’s untimely death on Friday in a car accident".

"We are all extremely shocked and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Shane."

And it's understood GAA chiefs have cancelled the Ulster Minor Shield finals in football and hurling, after the tragic death.

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