The teenage boy who died in a collision on Tuesday evening last on the Neale to Cong road has been named as 14 year old, Zach Quinn of Woodfield, Cappagh Road, Galway.

He is survived by his parents John and Julie and siblings Isobella and Noah, his grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.

On social media, Coláiste Mhuire Máthair in Galway has stated that it is with "huge sadness" they mourn the tragic loss of the second-year student.

They described him as a "beautiful, kind, fun-loving young man".

The college, based on St. Mary's Road in Newcastle, continued: "Zach was a lovely lad who contributed greatly to the College community and will be dearly missed by his many friends."

Principal Betty Hernon also paid tribute to Zach, saying "his presence would be very much missed in the school" before offering her deepest condolences to Zach's family.

Galway Athletics have also paid tribute to the teenager, describing him as a “cross-country star”. Zach was a runner for Loch Lurgan AC in West Galway.

In a tribute online the club states  "Zach was an outstanding athlete and leaves behind a heart broken family and club. May he Rest in Peace”.

Zach, a pedestrian, was fatally injured in a collision with a lorry at around 5pm on Tuesday last, along the R345, Neale to Cong road.

Gardai are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision.

His remains will be reposing  in Conneely’s Funeral Home, Flood Street, Galway  on Sunday from 4pm until 6pm and will arrive to St. John the Apostle Church, Knocknacarra on Monday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon.

He will be laid to rest afterwards in Rahoon Cemetery.



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