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Teenage GAA footballer dies after road crash

The collision took place on the on the N2 in Tullybuck, Clontibret on Friday night.

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A teenager has died following a road crash in Co Monaghan (Niall Carson/PA)

A teenager has died following a road crash in Co Monaghan (Niall Carson/PA)

A teenager has died following a road crash in Co Monaghan (Niall Carson/PA)

A teenager has died following a road crash in Co Monaghan on Friday.

He has been named locally as Brendan Og O Dufaigh, 19, who captained Monaghan’s under-20 GAA football team.

Just hours earlier he had led his team to victory in an Ulster semi final clash.

The club described the news of his death as devastating.

A moment of silence was observed as a mark at respect at GAA matches across Ireland on Saturday.

GAA president Larry McCarthy extended his sympathies in a statement.

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“It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the tragic news of the incident in Monaghan on Friday evening and on behalf of the GAA we offer our thoughts and prayers to the Duffy family and to Brendan Og’s friends and his teammates in the Monaghan Harps club and on the county U20 football panel,” he said.

“Brendan Og’s selection as captain of the county team singled him out as a special talent. We hope that his family and friends can call upon memories of him as he enjoyed life to sustain them in the difficult days ahead.”

Two cars collided on the N2 in Tullybuck, Clontibret at around 11.30pm on Friday.

The teenager, who had been driving one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area and who may have camera footage (including dashcam) are asked to make it available to investigating Gardai.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.


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