6 May 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Communities across South Monaghan and beyond have united in sympathy this week with the family of 14-year-old Aoibhe Byrne, Lisnaclea, Carrickmacross who was killed in an accident on the evening of Wednesday April 27 last. Gardaí confirmed to the Northern Standard that they attended the scene of a tragic accident at Annamarron, Carrickmacross, on Wednesday evening last in which Aoibhe lost her life. The Gardaí conveyed their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. The Health and Safety Authority confirmed that it was aware of the incident and had made relevant enquiries. Aoibhe’s death has evoked widespread grief.

A series of tributes were paid to her by her fellow members of Magheracloone Mitchells GFC, Carrick Cruisers basketball club and Carrick Rovers soccer club. Colaiste Dun An Ri secondary schoool in Kingscourt, where Aoibhe was a pupil, also expressed its sorrow at her passing. Fans of Glasgow Celtic paid their own tribute to Aoife at Sunday’s Scottish Premiership match with Rangers at Parkhead, unfurling a banner in her memory and observing a minute’s applause in the 14th minute of the game. The banner read: “RIP Aoibhe. #Forever14”.

The tribute was organised via social media by Celtic fan Jim Greenan, who posted: “Aoibhe lost her young life in a tragic accident. She loved Celtic as does all her family. We really think it would mean a lot for her family if on the 14th minute on Sunday all Celtic Park could be upstanding to commemorate her life. Aoibhe’s funeral was at 11.30 on Sunday morning, when she should’ve been watching the Bhoys.” Aoibhe’s Funeral Mass took place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Carrickmacross…

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