Two people who died in a crash involving a van and a car in Co Limerick on Sunday have been named locally as Brian Mullin and Sharon Ryan, both from County Mayo.

Brian, from Cloghans Hill, Kilmaine, is the older brother of Mayo footballer Oisín Mullin.

Sharon, a native of Carras, Hollymount, 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 247.

The crash happened on the N21 near Ballycarrane, Patrickswell, at around 9.25pm on Sunday night.

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 has reopened to traffic and gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly those with dashcam footage.

Funeral arrangements for the couple are yet to be announced.