| 1.5°C Dublin

Tragedy Teenager (15) who died suddenly following incident at school in Cork to be laid to rest today

Craig Rodrigues passed away on November 17th.

Close

Skibbereen Community School paid tribute to tragic schoolboy Craig Rodrigues.
 Picture: skibbereencommunityschool.ie

Skibbereen Community School paid tribute to tragic schoolboy Craig Rodrigues. Picture: skibbereencommunityschool.ie

Skibbereen Community School paid tribute to tragic schoolboy Craig Rodrigues. Picture: skibbereencommunityschool.ie

A teenager who died suddenly following an incident at school in Cork is to be laid to rest today.

Craig Rodrigues was a third year student at Skibbereen Community School in Cork, where he took ill on Tuesday before being rushed to hospital.

The 15-year-old was taken by paramedics to Cork University Hospital for treatment but sadly passed away. Gardaí investigating the tragic incident are to prepare a file for the local Coroner.

The school’s principal Anton O’Mahony expressed his sadness in a statement:

“Craig became unwell in school and tragically passed away [on Tuesday] evening in the care of the hospital medical staff in CUH.”

“We are deeply saddened by his passing, and our thoughts are very much with the Rodrigues family at this time.”

“We have been in contact with his parents who have requested that we all understand their need for privacy at this very difficult time,” he added.

“As a school we greatly appreciate the many offers of support that we have been receiving from the local and wider community.”

The school’s Critical Incident Management Team, and wider school staff, are helping students to deal with the tragedy. Psychologists from NEPS (National Educational Psychological Service) are also on hand at the school to help guide staff in assisting their grieving student body.

An online tribute to the young man from his family reads: “Beloved son of Maria Edviges and Cecil, much loved brother of Rayner and Nathan. Sadly missed, forever loved, never to be forgotten by his loving parents, brothers, godparents, family and friends all across the globe.” The tribute also includes a poem titled ‘Son’.

Craig’s funeral mass will take place at All Saints Church at 2pm today with burial taking place afterwards at the adjoining cemetery.

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices


Privacy