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19-year-old killed in Offaly farming accident named as GAA player Adam Mangan

The accident happened yesterday afternoon near Derryarkin in the midlands county.

The R400 road, near Derryarkin, Co Offaly
The R400 road, near Derryarkin, Co Offaly
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Updated 16:10

THE 19-YEAR-OLD man who died following a farming accident in Co Offaly yesterday has been named as Adam Mangan.

The incident happened at a farm in Derryarkin, near Rhode, at approximately 4.35 pm yesterday afternoon.

It’s understood the accident involved a farming trailer.

Adam was pronounced dead at the scene before being taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

The 19-year-old was a promising GAA player and a member of the 2013 and 2014 Offaly minor football panels. He also played with the Tullamore Rugby Club and made appearances for Leinster.

His club Kilclonfert wrote a touching message on its Facebook page, saying

The darkest of clouds is cast over Kilclonfert this evening as news of the terribly tragic and untimely death of one of our fine young players, Adam Mangan has occurred. Words just don’t describe the sadness that is in our club and community tonite. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray, Janette, Shane, Mark & Cathal and all their extended family and friends.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are investigating the incident.

Additional reporting by Cliódhna Russell. 

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