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Irish man and girlfriend killed in dune buggy accident in Qatar

Tributes have been paid to Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend Charlotte Sant.

Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend Charlotte Sant
Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend Charlotte Sant
Image: St John Bosco GFC via Facebook

A COUNTY DOWN man who had been teaching in Qatar has died in dune buggy accident.

Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend, English woman Charlotte Sant were killed when the vehicle they were in overturned on Saturday.

Two other friends are being treated in hospital, where their condition is described as stable.

Qatar GAA club paid tribute to the 24-year-old Newry man, who had been teaching in the Middle East for a year.

A statement on the club’s Facebook page by chairman Peter Crowe said that Eamonn was “an absolute gent”.

For the Irish abroad, a GAA club can offer much more than the team – It offers a sense of community, a sense of family, a home away from home, and Qatar GAA is no different.It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of two of our members, two of our friends, two of our family.
I had the privilege of playing with Eamonn for the past year, an absolute gent, never to be seen without a smile on his face and the definition of a ‘character’ as we’d say back home. I also had the pleasure of training Charlotte for the past year, a sweet girl, who took to a new sport with more enthusiasm than you could ever ask for!
Eamonn and Charlotte will be sorely missed, people often don’t realise at home how much of a community can be built away from home, but I can tell you, sincerely, that Eamonn and Charlotte were very much central to the community that is Qatar GAA, and it will be hard to imagine it without them.
They will remain forever in our hearts and we are thinking of their family and friends back home.

Eamonn’s home club St John Bosco of Newry said that their “heartfelt thoughts and prayers” were with both families and Eamonn’s team mates in the club.

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