Tributes paid to Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy after Co Clare crash 5 months ago

Tributes paid to Marty Morrissey's mother Peggy after Co Clare crash

The death of Peggy Morrissey was announced yesterday.

Tributes have been pouring in for Peggy Morrissey, who passed away yesterday in a single-car collision.

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Peggy, who was in her 90s, was the mother of RTÉ sports commentator Marty Morrissey.

Her body was taken to Limerick University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Gardaí are currently appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Many of Marty's colleagues at RTÉ have since extended their condolences.

On Rising Time, sports journalist Darren Frehill paid tribute to Peggy, and said that he knew Marty "meant the world" to her. He added that her passing was "desperately sad", and shared that Peggy was "extremely popular" in her community.

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Frehill's colleague Shay Bryne shared that the programme received "hundreds of texts" in relation to Peggy.

Over on Twitter, Fianna Fáil Clare TD Cathal Crowe paid tribute to Peggy. He wrote: "Earlier this morning, it was confirmed that the lady who tragically lost her life in last night's road accident near Milltown Malbay was Peggy Morrissey, mum of the much loved Marty Morrissey."

Mr Crowe continued: "RIP Peggy, light of heaven to your soul. My very deepest sympathies to @MartyM_RTE."

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As reported in the Independent, Enda Rouane, who is the sacristan at Peggy's local church in Quilty,  described her as a "lovely woman".

Mr Rouane said: "It’s very sad she was lovely and very independent. She really was a lovely woman. It’s a very sad way to go.

"Everyone around knew her and she was so well thought of."

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He continued: "She was a very regular mass goer during the week and on Sunday. She was a Eucharistic minister.

"I think she was very proud of Marty, I’m sure she was. God rest her."

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Kilrush Garda station on 065 908 0550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.