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Cyclist (34) dies days after collision during cycling race in Co Wexford

Seán Lynch was taking part in a cycling race when the collision occurred. Gardaí are asking witnesses to come forward.

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Updated May 9th 2019, 10:26 PM

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after a cyclist died today following a road traffic collision during a 22km cycling race in Co Wexford at the weekend.

Gardaí said that on Sunday at 1.40pm, a 34-year-old male cyclist was in a collision with a parked motorcycle on the main road from Adamstown to Carrickbyrne, Co Wexford.

The injured cyclist was taken to Wexford General Hospital with serious injuries; he was pronounced dead today.

Cycling organisations have named the man as Seán Lynch, who was taking part in the Frank O’Rourke Memorial Cycle Race when the collision took place.

Drogheda Wheelers posted a statement to their Facebook page this evening.

“It is with great sadness that Drogheda Wheelers Cycling Club announce the untimely death of its member, Seán Lynch following a tragic accident.

“The club would like to take this opportunity to thank all the medical staff who cared for Sean following the accident and expresses its gratitude to Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club for its support during this difficult time.

Drogheda Wheelers would like to extend its sincere sympathies to the Lynch Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Kildare Cycling Club and the Deenside Wheelers Cycling Club also posted a statement, with the latter saying their were “very saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Drogheda Wheelers cyclist Seán Lynch”. 

Sean loved cycling and racing and always had time for a chat. Condolences to Seán’s family and to his Drogheda Wheelers family. May he rest in peace.

Investigating gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who may have information to contact New Ross Garda Station on 051 426 030, the Garda Confidential Line on 01 800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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