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'devastating' Teagasc pay tribute paid to student Cian Mooney who died in Kilkenny road crash

"Cian was a popular and dedicated dairy student and was excelling in all areas of his studies."

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Cian Mooney. Photo: RIP.ie

Cian Mooney. Photo: RIP.ie

Cian Mooney. Photo: RIP.ie

Teagasc have paid tribute paid to agricultural student Cian Mooney who died in Kilkenny road crash on Wednesday evening.

The 17-year-old, who attended Kildalton College was a passenger in a car which crashed on the Mullinavat to Templeorum road close to Piltown at around 8pm on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Teagasc, the Agricultural and Food authority told sundayworld.com that their thoughts were with his family.

“Teagasc wish to extend its heartfelt and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our student Cian Mooney who tragically lost his life in a car accident close to Kildalton college.

“Cian was a popular and dedicated dairy student and was excelling in all areas of his studies. Cian embraced the learning and opportunities afforded in Kildalton college and all staff wish to extend their deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”

“Teagasc also send thoughts and best wishes to the other students involved in the accident and those who arrived to assist on the scene,” they continued.

“Kildalton College is supporting its students at this devastating time as they mourn the loss of their friend and classmate.”

A Garda spokesperson said that the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident that left two other people in hospital.

One of the men remains in a serious but stable condition and the second has injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Tributes have been flowing in for Cian, who is survived by his broken-hearted parents, Sylvia and Eamon, and his sisters, Beibhinn, Caoimhe, Saidhbh, and Méabh.

According to RIP.ie, Cian, who was “tragically taken aged 17 years”, of Moneenroe, Castlecomer, will be laid to rest after a funeral service at his home on Monday at 11am.

The service will be followed by removal via The Glen to Newlands Cross Crematorium for 2pm. The crematorium will be private.

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