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Tragic Limerick father-of-two killed in motorbike crash to be laid to rest on Friday

Anthony ‘Douey’ McCormack (26,) from Derrynane, Old Cork Road, Limerick, leaves behind him a son and daughter, partner, mother, father in law, siblings and a large group of friends

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Anthony ‘Douey’ McCormack

Anthony ‘Douey’ McCormack

Anthony ‘Douey’ McCormack

A man killed after his motorbike collided with a wall and a metal fence last weekend, is to be laid to rest on Friday.

Anthony ‘Douey’ McCormack, 26, from Derrynane, Old Cork Road, Limerick, leaves behind him a son and daughter, partner, mother, father in law, siblings and a large group of friends.

Gardai said they were investigating the single vehicle collision which occurred at Southill, Limerick, around 1pm last Sunday.

Flowers and messages have been left at the scene in the O’Malley Park estate.

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Flowers and messages have been left at the scene in the O’Malley Park estate

Flowers and messages have been left at the scene in the O’Malley Park estate

Flowers and messages have been left at the scene in the O’Malley Park estate

 

Mr McCormack’s remains will lay in repose at Cross' Funeral Home, Gerald Griffin Street, Limerick, from 2pm-4pm, on Thursday.

His funeral mass takes place at 11am at St John's Cathedral, Cathedral Place, on Friday.

Mr McCormack’s family have asked that mourners “ensure that social distancing and public health advice is adhered to at all times” during the removals and funeral service.

The young father of two will be laid to rest in Mount St Oliver Cemetery, Friday.

Messages of sympathy can be sent to Cross’s Funeral Directors, 2 Lower Gerald Griffin Street, Limerick.

A Garda spokesman said the collision occurred in the Southill estate around 1pm last Sunday when “a male motorcyclist (26 years) collided with a wall and metal fence, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body removed to the mortuary in University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem”.

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Gardaí said the scene of the collision was preserved to allow “Garda forensic collision investigators” examine the scene.

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“Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them,” a Garda spokesman said.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station (061) 214340, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station,” they said.

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