Tributes have been paid to a gifted younger Co Limerick hurler who misplaced his life in a tragic accident on the Greek island of Ios over the weekend.
The lifeless man, named domestically as Darren Whelan from the parish of Kildimo/Pallaskenry, sustained deadly accidents after falling from a top, someday between final Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
The 23-year-old, who had studied civil engineering at Limerick Institute of Technology, had travelled to the Greek island with mates to have a good time graduating from faculty.
A Greek police supply stated native police have been investigating the incident however have been understood to be treating Mr Whelan’s dying as an accident.
Local Independent councillor and barrister Emmett O’Brien, who’s a household pal, stated his “thoughts and sympathies” have been with Mr Whelan’s mother and father and his two brothers.
“His premature passing has left utter devastation within the locality of Kildimo/Pallaskenry, he was the life and soul of the hurling staff and the social cloth of the neighborhood.
“I often socialised with him, he was a lovely gentleman, very friendly, very intelligent, and he had a huge career in front of him.”
Sean Cuddihy, secretary of Kildimo/Pallaskenry GAA membership, stated everybody on the membership was devastated on the information.
“Our focus has been on getting his teammates together and supporting them. He was very versatile, he could play anywhere, and he did,” he stated.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs stated it’s offering consular help.