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Irish Mirror
David Kent

Teenage victim of Kilkenny crash named as Cian Mooney as funeral details released

The victim of Wednesday evening's crash in Co Kilkenny has been named as Cian Mooney.

The 17-year-old lost his life when the car he was a passenger in was involved in a single-car collision at Dowling.

A Garda spokesman said the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash, which left two other people in hospital.

READ MORE:Teenager killed and two men injured after horror crash in Co Kilkenny

One of the men remains in a serious but stable condition and the second man has injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Tributes poured in to Cian online in the aftermath of his tragic passing.

One person wrote: "A lovely young man taken way to soon."

A second said: "Cian was a beautiful boy with a heart of gold. Our own hearts are heavy with sadness."

A third added: "A beautiful young man gone too soon."

A spokesperson for Teagasc Kildalton College, where Cian was a student, said: "Teagasc wish to extend its heartfelt and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of our student Cian Mooney who tragically lost his life in a car accident close to Kildalton college.

"Cian was a popular and dedicated dairy student and was excelling in all areas of his studies. Cian embraced the learning and opportunities afforded in Kildalton college and all staff wish to extend their deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

"Teagasc also send thoughts and best wishes to the other students involved in the accident and those who arrived to assist on the scene. Kildalton College is supporting its students at this devastating time as they mourn the loss of their friend and class mate."

He is survived by his broken hearted parents, Sylvia and Eamon, and his sisters, Beibhinn, Caoimhe, Saidhbh, and Méabh.

A notice reads: "Reposing at his home on Saturday 4pm to 8pm and on Sunday 3pm to 7pm. House private on Monday morning. Funeral service at his home on Monday at 11am, followed by removal via The Glen to Newlands Cross Crematorium for 2 p.m. The crematorium will be private. No flowers please."

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

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