Two people who died in a crash involving a van and a car in Co Limerick last night have been named locally as Brian Mullin and Sharon Ryan, both from Co Mayo.
Brian, from Kilmaine, is the older brother of Mayo footballer Oisín Mullin. Sharon, a native of Carras, was well known in north Galway as a strength and conditioning coach for numerous sporting clubs including Tuam/Cortoon and Kilkerrin/Clonberne. She was also a personal fitness coach through her own company, Phoenix Fitness, according to the Irish Independent.
The crash happened on the N21 near Ballycarrane, Patrickswell, at around 9.25pm.
The occupants of the van - a man and woman in their 20s and a little boy - were taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment but are believed to be uninjured.
The road remains closed and gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly those with dashcam footage.