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Sunday 4 December 2016

Teen GAA player dies in farm accident

Adam Mangan died in a farm accident on Saturday
Adam Mangan died in a farm accident on Saturday

A rural community has been plunged into mourning after one of its most talented GAA players was killed in a farm accident.

Adam Mangan died after a farmyard accident in Co Offaly on Saturday afternoon.

It is understood that Adam (19), who had three brothers, suffered fatal head injuries while working with a trailer near Derryarkin, close to Rhode.

Adam who was from the Kilclonfert area, was a promising athlete and student who played county football at minor level. He also played rugby with Tullamore, Leinster and Ireland.

Joys

The teen, who was studying at the University of Limerick to be a teacher, was last night remembered as being "full of the joys of life".

"Adam was a young man who had leadership qualities on and off the field. He played with the Offaly minor team for two years," said Padraig Boland, chairman of the Offaly County Board.

It is understood that Adam, who was known to his friends as Mango, came from a farming background, but the accident that claimed his life happened in another yard in the local area.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his remains were taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore where a post-mortem was to be carried out.

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