Search continues for missing Meath man

Sean Farrelly was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning near Palace Night Club in Navan

The search operation for a missing Meath man, with family in Cavan, is set to continue today (Thursday) following his disappearance last Saturday, December 23.

The fifth day of the search for Sean Farrelly saw a huge mobilisation of rescue and community groups along with the Gardai and Meath Civil Defence.

Meath River Rescue, Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and the Garda Water Unit were joined by a canine rescue unit from County Wexford, as well as the local community.

The search has continued from Saturday morning when Meath Fire Service were among the first on the scene, right through Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and yesterday (Wednesday).

The family of Sean Farrelly made an appeal after he went missing on Friday night/Saturday morning.

Sean was last seen near the Palace Night Club in Navan and has been missing since 2.30am on Saturday morning.

He had been on a night out with fellow coaches from Simonstown Gaels Football Club.

Sean was wearing jeans, white runners and a maroon jumper at the time he went missing.

The family are asking if anyone has seen him or if they have any information to contact the family directly or Navan Garda Station on 046 907 9930

A Garda helicopter did a sweep of the area on Tuesday.

Simonstown Gaels and Navan O’Mahony’s football clubs have joined in the search as has OMP football club.

“The local community has been a huge help. We’d like to thank everyone who has come out to help the search and those who have come out with food for the searchers,” said Christy Rennicks of Meath River Rescue.

“There has been huge support for the search,” he said.

Knockbride GFC, the local club of Sean's brother and sister in law, shared the search on Facebook.

Grace's Brother in Law Sean is still missing and we keep her and her extended family in her thoughts as the search continues

Posted by Knockbride GFC onWednesday, 27 December 2023