The 19-year-old who was killed in a single vehicle traffic collision last night at Carromore, near Ballinrobe has been named as Darragh Doherty from Ballyhenry, Kilmaine. Darragh who was a talented footballer was a member of Kilmaine GAA Club and was member of the 2013 Mayo minor team who claimed the All Ireland title. Darragh scored 1-2 in that win over Tyrone.
In a post on their Facebook page, Kilmaine GAA Club said, "It is with profound sadness and shock that Kilmaine GAA announce the untimely passing of club player of Darragh Doherty, Ballyhenry, Kilmaine, Co. Mayo. Darragh was an outstanding footballer who bought honour and glory to club and county. He was a member of the All-Ireland Minor team of 2013 which brought the Tom Markham Cup back to Mayo after a 28 year gap, scoring 1-02 in the final. This was his second All-Ireland medal as he helped bring honour to Kilmaine, leading the u15 Community games indoor soccer team to glory at National level. He also won several divisional and county titles with Kilmaine and Carras underage teams. Darragh was a winner, a leader, expecting the high standards of all those around him, that he delivered himself. Kilmaine GAA wishes to extend its sympathies to his parents Margaret and Tom, his brothers, Cathal, Adrian, David and Gerard and all of his extended family and friends."
Gardai are appealing for wittnesess to the accident which happend at 10.30pm, in a statment from Gardai this morning they said that Darragh was seriously injured when the car he was driving struck a wall on the N84 at Carrowmore, near Ballinrobe. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the local Coroner was notified. The body of the deceased was removed to Mayo General Hospital for a post-mortem examination. A passenger in the car, a man in his late teens, was taken by ambulance to Mayo General Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
The road was closed to traffic and diversions are in place, but has since reopend after Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are examined the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on (094 ) 9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line (1800 ) 666 111.
Story updated, August 24 at 1.15pm (CG )