Belfast Telegraph

Tributes pour in for two GAA players killed in car crash

Police have appealed for witnesses to a crash in which two young friends died.

Killian Doherty and Maurice McCloughan, both known in local GAA circles in Co Tyrone, were killed early on Saturday morning.

The men were in a crash involving a Peugeot 508 and a Renault Laguna on the A5 Doogary Road, Omagh.

PSNI Inspector Keir Kitt appealed for anyone who was on the road between 7.45am and 8am and who may have seen the cars to come forward.

Mr Doherty's GAA club, Drumquin Wolfe Tones, and Mr McCloughan's club, Fintona Pearses, opened their doors for friends and relatives to meet and support one another in the wake of the accident.

In messages posted online Drumquin Wolfe Tones said the deaths were a tragic loss.

"Killian had huge potential as a footballer, however, above his sporting ability he was a friend to all who knew him and will be sorely missed," the club said.

Both club's posted up photos of the players in action on the field while Fintona Pearses urged the local community to come together to remember Mr McCloughan and support one another.

"It is at times like this that it is really important that we are there to support his family and each other," the club.


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