Kerry GAA player dies following car crash in South America

Paddy Curtin
Paddy Curtin

A young inter-county footballer from Kerry has died following a car crash in Guatemala.

Paddy Curtin, who last played for the Kingdom senior team in 2013, died in hospital in the US after the sustaining serious head injuries in a collision earlier this month.

The 26-year-old had been living and working in Guatemala for a crane company since September.

Kerry GAA posted a statement on their website.

It is with deep regret that Kerry GAA has learned of the death of Patrick Curtin of Moyvane.

The 26 year old was injured in an accident while working in Guatemala before Christmas and was subsequently airlifted to Hospital in Miami where he passed away earlier today.

Patrick played in all grades of intercounty football with Kerry; He played Minor in 2006 and 2007, Under 21 in 2009 and 2010, Junior in 2009 and made his Senior Championship debut against Tipperary in 2012 having made his League debut earlier that year against Dublin.

In all, Patrick made 6 Championship and 10 League appearances for the Kingdom.

Kerry GAA extends its deepest sympathy to his family, friends and work colleagues and also to his Club, Moyvane.

Kerry GAA also extends its sympathy to the family of Der O'Connor of Tarbert who has passed away. Der was a former Chairman of the North Kerry Board.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anamacha.