Tributes paid to GAA player killed in Kilkenny crash 1 year ago

Tributes paid to GAA player killed in Kilkenny crash

GardaĆ­ are looking for witnesses.

Tributes are being paid to a young Kilkenny man, who died in a car accident in the early hours of Friday morning.


Talented GAA player, Martin Burke, was the passenger in a car that crashed at Tobernapeastia, between his hometown of Urlingford and Freshford.

The 20 year old has received tribute after tribute since his death was announced, with Emeralds GAA Club leading the way on Facebook.

"We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to his parents, Deboragh and Michael, his sister Emma, and all his relatives from the Burke, Ryan and Moriarty family who are so deeply connected with the club over many years," it said.


"Martin was a dedicated player with the Emeralds and was a key member on all teams at underage from Under 6s up to Under 19."

They also added that activities and training will be cancelled this weekend.

Martin will be laid to rest at Johnstown Cemetery following his 11am Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption Urlingford.

Martin leaves behind his parents Michael and Deborah, sister Emma, grandparents Angela, John and Marie, great grandfather Paddy, Aunt Lisa, Uncle Keith, nephew Damien, niece Taylor, relatives and a wide circle of friends.


GardaĆ­ have also renewed their appeal for anyone who was travelling along this road between 2.45am and 3am to contact them, especially those who might have dash cam footage.