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Tributes to ‘reliable and friendly’ dairy student (17) who died in crash

Teen dies in single-vehicle collision in Kilkenny

Tributes have poured in for the teenager who died in a single-vehicle collision in Co Kilkenny on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022.

Gardaí and the emergency services attended the scene of the incident, involving Cian Mooney, a dairy student at Kildalton Agricultural College, at 8pm.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that the teen was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

His body was later taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford, where a post-mortem will take place.

According to Gardaí, the emergency services took two other occupants of the car (both male) to University Hospital Waterford. They are currently receiving treatment.

Gardaí closed the road overnight, and forensic collision investigators conducted a technical examination of the scene.

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Gardaí has appealed for witnesses to come forward. They have asked any road users with video footage (including dashcam) to make this available to them.

Anyone with information can contact Thomastown Garda Station at 056 7754150 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

‘Reliable, friendly and honest’

In a statement, a spokesperson for Kildalton Agricultural College said:

“Kildalton College would like to express our deepest sadness at the tragic and untimely passing of Cian Mooney last night.”

“We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to his parents, Eamon and Sylvia, his sisters Beibhinn, Caoimhe, Saidhbh and Meabh, his grandparents, family, friends and classmates.”

“Our thoughts are with you all at this heartbreaking time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,” the spokesperson said.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Railyard GFC said:

“Everyone associated with Railyard GFC is devastated at the news of the death of Cian Mooney.”

“We offer our deepest condolences to his parents, Eamon and Sylvia, his sisters, Beibhinn, Caoimhe, Saidhbh and Méabh, his many cousins and friends on this tragic loss.”

“Cian played with the club all the way up from U7 to U17, and anyone who played with him or coached came to know a reliable, friendly, and honest boy who gave everything on the field. May Cian R.I.P,” the spokesperson concluded.

Cloneen Hurling Club said that Cian, a “talented hurler, had a presence that would brighten your day”.

Furthermore, Moneenroe National School Parents Association said Cian “was a pleasure to teach”.

The association described him as “such a lovely, kind child and always represented our school so well”.

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