Heartbreak in Limerick as boy, 13, dies

Nick Rabbitts

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Heartbreak in Limerick as boy, 13, dies

THERE is heartbreak in Limerick this Tuesday night following the tragic death of a young boy in Ballynanty.

The youngster, believed to be aged 13 years old, is understood to have died on Tuesday, although the circumstances are as yet unknown.

A first year student at Thomond Community College, he also played rugby for St Mary’s RFC, and was a part of the club’s under-13 team.

It’s understood he was living on the Ballynanty road.

In a statement, Thomond Community College said: “It is with great sadness that we convey to you the news of the passing of one of our first year students. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts go out to the bereaved family at this difficult time.”

Local TD Maurice Quinlivan said: “The community is in shock. He was a popular young boy in both his school and club. It's absolutely heartbreaking for his family, friends and neighbours. I’ve never remembered a child this young dying in this area before – and I grew up here.”

The Sinn Fein deputy said he had been in contact throughout the day with distraught neighbours and friends of the young boy.

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