Irish athlete Craig Lynch has passed away at the age of 29
It has been reported that Irish athlete Craig Lynch has passed away at the age of 29.
The young man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Slane road between Kells and Oristown in the early hours of Sunday morning.
RTE reports that "his car left the road and struck a wall".
Lynch represented Ireland at the European Championships back in 2016 in the 400m event.
He was part of the Ireland team that ran in the 2015 World Relay Championships alongside Thomas Barr, Dara Kervick, Brian Murphy, Brian Gregan and Richard Morrissey.
Craig Lynch also won the national indoor 60m title in 2016.
Absolutely heartbreaking to hear of the tragic death of @CraigLynch400 Deepest condolences to his family & friends! A truely great guy with a brilliant outlook on life, a terrible loss to such a young life, he will missed by so many!! pic.twitter.com/ZPv9K08JR5
— David Gillick (@DavidGillick) September 8, 2019
On Sunday night, Shercock AC posted on social media, writing:
"Following the tragic death of Craig Lynch, one of our most talented athletes, in a car accident last night, our thoughts and sympathies are with his parents, brothers, sisters, daughter, fiancée and all family members, indeed the whole Shercock community at this sad time. Rest in peace Craig."
Our thoughts are with anyone who knew Craig.