Gardaí have confirmed that a young man from Mullagh has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a serious car crash in the east Cavan village in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The accident happened shortly after 5.30am last Sunday morning, May 13, on the Claddagh Road, leaving six young people hospitalised.
Cormac Murphy from Cloughbally Upper, Mullagh, had been in a coma in Beaumont Hospital following the accident but has sadly passed away. A mass was celebrating on Monday evening, praying for his recovery.
Meath-native and friend Peter Rogers has furthermore undergone surgery after suffering serious neck injuries when the black Volkswagen Passat, in which the six were travelling, left the road and hit a ditch at around 5.30am.
The crash also left cousins Mark O'Brien and Edward O'Brien injured, both of whom are understood to be in a stable condition following their transfer to Dublin hospitals soon after the incident.
Mr Rogers and the O'Briens are from the nearby village of Moynalty.
Others in the vehicle include friends Shauna Daly from Kilmainhamwood and Noel Lynch from Kingscourt, who were treated for injuries at Cavan General Hospital. All were aged between 19 and 21 years.
Gardaí confirmed today: "The remaining five injured parties are still seriously injured but recovering."
Locals were in deep shock waking up to news of the incident over the weekend as all youngsters are well known and come from respected families in the area.
Two of the victims also played with local GAA clubs, with Mr Rogers represented the Moynalty senior side, while Mark O'Brien togged out for the U19s.
Cormac is sadly missed by his heartbroken parents Fergus and Bernie; sister Andrea and step sister Rachel, all his loving family and many friends. Funeral details to follow.