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Irish Athlete Craig Lynch Dies In Car Crash Aged 29

Irish Athlete Craig Lynch Dies In Car Crash Aged 29

Irish runner Craig Lynch died in a car crash in Meath in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 29-year-old was involved in a single vehicle crash on the road between Kells and Oristown.

From Cavan, the school teacher represented Ireland in the 400m and 4x400m relay at the 2016 European Championships and the World Relays in 2015.

He was also the national 60m champion in 2016.

In a statement, his club Shercock AC said:

"Following the tragic death of Craig Lynch, one of our most talented athletes, in a car accident last night, our thoughts and sympathies are with his parents, brothers, sisters, daughter, fiancée and all family members, indeed the whole Shercock community at this sad time. Rest in Peace Craig.

"Training is cancelled until further notice."

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