Tributes paid after 27-year-old inter-county hurler is killed in a car crash

Shane Mulholland
Shane Mulholland

Glowing tributes are being paid to Fermanagh hurler Shane Mulholland after he was tragically killed last night

Mulholland played hurling for Fermanagh and he was employed by Cavan GAA as a hurling development officer.

He was killed after a collision on the road between Lisnaskea and Derrylin and two adults and a child were taken to hospital after the incident, but later discharged. Police are investigating the incident.

In a statement, Cavan GAA said: "Cavan GAA are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic and untimely passing of our Hurling Development Administrator Shane Mulholland in a car accident last night.

"A native of Loughiel, Co. Antrim, Shane lived in Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh. He was a talented hurler, playing for Lisbellaw and the Fermanagh Senior County Team.

"Shane took up the position of Cavan GAA HDA in January and was very energetic and passionate in his role and had so many plans. A true gentleman taken before his time.

"As a mark of respect to Shane, today’s Ulster Minor Shield Finals in hurling and football between Cavan and Tyrone were postponed.

"All in Cavan GAA extend our deepest sympathies to Shane’s wife Vanessa, their daughter Aisling, the extended Mulholland family, friends and colleagues.

"Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a ainm."

Fermanagh GAA also posted a tribute on their site: "Fermanagh GAA is once again left desperately in shock with the news of our current Senior hurler Shane Mulholland’s untimely death on Friday in a car accident.

"We are all extremely shocked and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Shane.

"Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh Siad."