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'A true gentleman taken before his time' - Tributes paid after inter-county hurler dies

27-year-old Shane Mulholland was killed in a road accident last night.

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SHANE MULHOLLAND, AN inter-county hurler with Fermanagh, has passed away after his car was involved in a collision last night.

The 27-year-old was killed in the two-vehicle incident, which took place on the Lisnaskea Road yesterday evening, while another adult and two children were taken to hospital with minor injuries, reports the BBC.

Originally from County Antrim, Muholland played with Lisbellow and the Fermanagh senior team, while he also worked as a coach and Hurling Development Administrator with Cavan GAA.

“Fermanagh GAA is once again left desperately in shock with the news of our current Senior hurler Shane Mulholland’s untimely death on Friday in a car accident,” reads a statement from Fermanagh GAA.

We are all extremely shocked and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Shane.”

“Cavan GAA are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic and untimely passing of our Hurling Development Administrator Shane Mulholland in a car accident last night,” said Cavan GAA.

“He was a talented hurler, playing for Lisbellaw and the Fermanagh Senior County Team.
Shane took up the position of Cavan GAA HDA in January and was very energetic and passionate in his role and had so many plans. A true gentleman taken before his time.

“All in Cavan GAA extend our deepest sympathies to Shane’s wife Vanessa, their daughter Aisling, the extended Mulholland family, friends and colleagues.”

As a mark of respect, the Ulster Minor Shield finals between Cavan and Tyrone have been postponed today, while tributes have been paid on social media sites.


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