A man killed in a car crash in Co Donegal yesterday has been named as talented GAA player and father-of-one Ronan Healy.
Mr Healy, who was in his 30s, died following a crash with a van at Ballintra outside Donegal Town shortly after 8am.
He was rushed to Sligo University Hospital but died later that afternoon.
The tragic man was originally from Co Roscommon but had settled in Ballintogher, Co Sligo, where he lived with his wife Diane and their young son Caolan.
He was a very talented footballer and played for St. Ronan’s GAA Club.
A Facebook tribute from St. Ronan’s GAA Club said: “We lost one of our own today, a dark cloud has descended over the whole club, we are heartbroken.
“Ronan was one of the best and most dedicated players to wear the blue shirt and we are completely devastated for his wife Diane, his little baby Caolan, his Dad PJ and his whole family.
“A lovely, gentle guy who was liked and loved by all who had the pleasure of being in his company. This picture is how we will all remember him, with a big friendly smile on his face. Please think of him tonight in your prayers. Rest in peace our dear team-mate and friend Ronan.”
Gardai are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and have appealed for anybody who was in the area at the time and who may have dashcam footage to come forward.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda station on 071 985 8530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Mr Healy was predeceased by his mother Josephine and is survived by his wife Diane; son Caolan; father PJ; sister Maretti; brothers Leonard, Peadar, Daragh and Killian.