Irish athlete Craig Lynch has died in a car accident.
His club, Shercock AC released a statement via social media announcing that Lynch had tragically passed away.
“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.”
The 29-year-old was part of the Ireland team that ran in the 2015 World Relay Championships and the Cavan native also represented the country in the 400m relay at the 2016 European Championships.
Fianna Fáil TD for the local area Niamh Smyth tweeted her condolences following the news of his death.
“Absolutely shocking news in our community today on the tragic passing of Craig Lynch. A national figure in the world of athletics who represented Ireland back in 2016. My deepest sympathies to the Lynch family.”
Irish olympian David Gillick also paid tribute to Lynch.
“Absolutely heartbreaking to hear of the tragic death of (Craig Lynch). Deepest condolences to his family & friends,” Gillick tweeted.
” A truly great guy with a brilliant outlook on life, a terrible loss to such a young life, he will be missed by so many.”