Second young man dies after West of Ireland crash that also claimed life of talented Irish teen

Second young man dies after West of Ireland crash that also claimed life of talented Irish teen

A second man has died following a road crash that also claimed the life of a young GAA hurler.

Oisin Cahill, 18, was killed and two of his friends seriously injured in the single-vehicle collision just outside Ennis, Co. Clare on Sunday morning.

Gardaí today confirmed that Darragh Killeen, 19, has died in hospital.

Darragh’s cousin Oisín Cahill, who was 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which took place at 4.20am.

A third man, Enda Hickey, 22, remains in a serious condition in University Hospital Limerick.


Oisin Cahill

The three young men were clubmates at Kilmaley GAA and had competed for the Clare U21 ‘A’ hurling title on Saturday.

The Toyota Avensis they were travelling in is understood to have crossed the road before crashing into a stone pillar opposite Woodstock Hotel and Woodstock Golf Club.

Kilmaley chairman Keiran Murphy said both the club and local community were in a deep state of shock.

“Oisin was an up-and-coming star," Mr Murphy told the Irish Sun. “He was part of the panel for our 21s team in the final on Saturday.

"He was a really talented boy. Everyone is in shock.


Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Supt John Galvin said: “The collision happened at around 4.20am and we would like to hear from anyone who might have seen the car in the area of Woodstock or Shanaway Road or anywhere else before the collision.

“If anyone was going to or coming home from work or might have been returning from a night out and they were in the area at the time, we would ask them to contact us.

“Any persons or motorists who witnessed the collision can contact Ennis Garda station on 065 6848100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”