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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Tragic Dion (16) died after he tripped on road in freak accident

Dion Doyle (16) was attempting to catch a bus in Greystones, Co Wicklow when he tripped on the road and fell head first on to the pavement.
Dion Doyle (16) was attempting to catch a bus in Greystones, Co Wicklow when he tripped on the road and fell head first on to the pavement.

Tributes are being paid to a Wicklow teenager who was killed after falling over while running for a bus in what was a freak accident.

Dion Doyle (16) was attempting to catch a bus in Greystones, Co Wicklow when he tripped on the road and fell head first on to the pavement.

The teen, from Season park in Newtownmountkennedy, tragically passed away from his injuries on Monday evening.

Dion was a member of Greystones United Football Club (Guafc) who played for the club’s U-17 Dublin District Schoolboys League team.

The football club posted an online tribute to the tragic youth last night, in which they described him as “a great footballer” who was popular with his team mates.

A statement from the Chairman and directors of Guafc said: "It is with great sadness the club wish to announce the passing of Dion Doyle age 16 one of our u17 DDSL Squad."

"A great footballer, popular with his team mates he will be sadly missed."

"Our thoughts are with his Dad Declan , Katrina and all his family at this sad time."

Dion would have been due back to school at Presentation College, Bray this week.

A candle-lit service was held in memory of Dion in his hometown on Wednesday night, and he will be laid to rest at St Joseph’s Church in Newtownmountkennedy today at 11am.

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