Tributes to Piltown teenager killed in Limerick crash

Tributes to Piltown teenager killed in Limerick crash

Warm tributes have been paid to the County Kilkenny student who died in a road crash in County Limerick this week.

Cillian Kirwan, (19), from Templeorum in Piltown  and his friend Darragh Dullea, (20), from Clonakilty, County Cork, were passengers in the car which crashed on the N69 on Tuesday night.

The incident occurred at Ballyengland near Askeaton close to the Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry where both were students.

Cillian was a member of Piltown AFC and in a statement the club said: "Cillian joined the club when his family moved to the area. He made an immediate impact with the coaches and players. A very happy pleasant boy to coach with an abundance of talent and great commitment. Such was the commitment he showed, he would cycle the six or seven kilometres from his house in Templeorum to the grounds in Kildalton Park in all sorts of weather in dark winter evenings when his mam was working night shifts."


The club extended its condolences to Cillian's family and friends, saying he is now "forever young and forever in our hearts".

Fine Gael Cllr Pat Dunphy said there is an air of sadness in the local area, especially as Cillian's death came just days after Josh Dineen from Hugginstown lost his life in a collision in Kilkenny last Saturday.

Funeral arrangements to follow.

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