March 5, 2024

‘Cian would brighten your day’ – moving tributes to Kilkenny teen killed in road tragedy

Warm tributes have been paid to the Kilkenny teenager who tragically lost his life in a car crash earlier this wek.

Cian Mooney (17), a student at Kildalton College who was from Castlecomer, died after the car in which he was a passenger crashed outside Piltown at around 8pm on Wednesday.

Two other young men who were travelling in the car are continuing to be treated at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). However, gardai have said their injuries are not life threatening and they are said to be in a stable condition.

Kildalton College paid a moving tribute to Cian, who was describd as a talented hurler.

“Kildalton College would like to express our deepest sadness at the tragic and untimely passing of Cian Mooney,” it said in a statement.

“We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to his parents Eamon and Sylvia, his sisters Beibhinn, Caoimhe, Saidhbh and Meabh, his grandparents, family, friends and classmates. Our thoughts are with you all at this heartbreaking time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Cian’s GAA club Cloneen said the community is “deeply saddened” at the popular teenager’s sudden and tragic passing.

The club said: “Cian was an esteemed member of our hurling club and a talented hurler at all juvenile grades most recently making his debut for our Junior team.

“Cian had a presence that would brighten your day and he will be greatly missed by all. Deepest sympathy to his parents Eamonn and Sylvia, his sisters Beibhinn, Caoimhe, Saidhbh and Meabh, his grandparents Eamonn and Mary Mooney and Norman and Dorothy Leeper, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and wide circle of friends.”

The teenager’s remains will repose at his home tomorrow. The funeral service being held on Monday at 11am followed by burial at Newlands Cross Crematorium.

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