Ireland Tributes paid to young GAA player killed in horror car crash in Ballyhale, Co Kilkenny

22:50  05 october  2019
22:50  05 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Paying tribute on Facebook the club said: " Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA extends its deepest “The thoughts, concerns and prayers of people in Ballyhale GAA are with the family of the young man HORROR CRASH . Cops said the man was pronounced dead at the scene while a female passenger

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a person posing for the camera: Eugene Aylward. © Scoil Aireagail Eugene Aylward.

Tributes have been paid to a young man killed in a tragic car crash in Co Kilkenny in the early hours of this morning.

Eugene Aylward, 20s, was killed when the car he was driving hit a wall at Knockwilliam, Ballyhale at around 1am on Saturday.

A female passenger in her 30s was removed to University Hospital Waterford with serious injuries.

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Local councillor Matt Doran told the Irish Mirror: "The whole area is so saddened by the tragic news, our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole extended family and friends."

Eugene was a member of Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA club, who have postponed all their matches this weekend as a mark of respect to the family.

They wrote on Twitter: "As people will have heard in news bulletins there was a tragic accident in Ballyhale last night, involving a member of our Ballyhale Shamrocks club.

"As a result and as a mark of respect to the family concerned all Shamrocks matches due to have been played this weekend are off.

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"Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA extends its deepest condolences to both the Aylward and Cullen families on the devastating loss of their son Eugene.

"As part of our Senior panel Eugene was a very popular young man and a friend to everyone who was lucky enough to have known him."

Gardai are also appealing for any witnesses to the tragic incident to come forward.

A spokesman added: "Anyone with information is asked to contact Thomastown Garda Station 056-7754150 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111."


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