Deep sadness following tragic death of Limerick man in road accident

Norma Prendiville

Reporter:

Norma Prendiville

Community and friends are support the grieving family of Liam Finucane following their deep loss 

Community and friends are support the grieving family of Liam Finucane following their deep loss 

THE young Ballyhahill man who died following a road traffic accident at the weekend was brought to his final resting place this Wednesday.

Liam Finucane died last Friday morning after his car and a truck were involved in a collision on the N21 near Templeglantine shortly after 10am.

Mr Finucane was treated by the emergency services but died at the scene.

The son of Breda and Haulie Finucane of Clounleharde, Ballyhahill, Liam’s death has brought great grief to his heartbroken family.

But the shock-waves have reverberated throughout the parish and the wider community, stirring huge sympathy for the bereaved.

Liam’s many young friends have felt his death deeply. 

The 27-year-old had attended school locally and was employed by Foynes Engineering.

He was described as a quiet and hard-working young man, who was keen on sport. 

Large crowds attended the repose of Liam’s remains  at the Finucane home this Tuesday.

The remains were then brought to the Church of the Visitation, Ballyhahill where Requiem Mass was led by Fr Andrew McNamara this Wednesday.

Mr Finucane was buried afterwards at Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

As news of Liam’s tragic death filtered throughout West Limerick, the young man was remembered with great affection in social media tributes.

Dozens of messages of sympathy were posted for his family, workmates and friends.

In addition to his friends, sporting clubs with which he played have also paid tribute.

“It was with deep sadness to hear of his tragic passing,” a message posted by Estuary RFC read. 

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of one of our first players Liam Finucane.

“Liam played underage and played on our first adult team. From all at our club and from his many team mates may you rest in peace Liamy.” 

Gerald Griffins GAA club also paid tribute to its former player describing him as a “true gentleman and great friend”.

And the club extended sympathy to his family and friends. 

“All our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends at this most difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Liam is survived and mourned by his heartbroken parents,  Haulie and Breda, his sister Rachel, grandparents Mary and Mickey Finucane and Mary Geoghegan, aunts, uncle, cousins, relatives and friends.

The garda investigation into the accident is continuing and gardai have appealed to any witnesses to contact them at Newcastle West Garda Station in confidence.

The number is 069-20650. They are particularly anxious to make contact with anybody who was on the road and had a dash-cam installed.