GAA star David Brown will be discussed in this post. We will look at how he was killed in that tragedy.
Who was GAA star David Brown?
He was a 15 year old dual star.David Brown is from Portlaise and is said to be from a family that is widely known in the area. He was a 3rd year student of Portlaise CBS.
He represented the school in the football and the hurling teams. David B. is the son of James Brown, his father and mother,Carmel. He had a sister by name Sarah.
His father is said to be popular painting contractor in the area. His dad is also with the Laois Fire Services.
David’s elder brother Conor Brown is said to be the “Laois senior football panel” and was part of the team that defeated Wexford on Sunday.
The 15 year old is reported to have represented his area Laios in the Celtic Challenge in the hurling competition. This happened on Saturday against Kildare with the Portlaoise GAA at all levels.
Young David was also in the Laois “minor hurling panel that defeated Antrim on Friday”.
What led to David Brown quad bike accident?
The accident happened on Easter Sunday at 2pm. The area where the accident occurred is near the Emo Village in Laois county in a wooden area.
He was found by Gardai and other emergency workers with fatal injuries. A Gardai statement read:
“Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal incident that occurred in a wooded area near Ballyshanduff, Ballybrittas, County Laois on Sunday.
“The incident occurred at approximately 1:30pm and involved a quad bike with two males on board.
“A male youth in his teens was removed from the scene to Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise where he has since passed away.
“A second male youth in his teens was removed to Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore to be treated for his injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.
“Investigations are ongoing.”
Tribute pour in for GAA star David Brown?
Tributes have been pouring in for the late 15 year old GAA star.
A statement from the Portlaoise GAA Club said: ”We are heartbroken beyond words. David was one of our very best and brightest. In football and in hurling. For club and for county. Vibrant, fearless, skillful, determined, proud – a shining star on every team he played for. Brilliant attitude and manners, always respectful to his coaches and his teammates, always willing to listen and to learn.
“Already a hero in the eyes of so many of our youngest, David was a cast iron prospect for the future of our senior teams. It is difficult to process this. We will do our best to support each other over the times ahead.
“James, Carmel, Conor, Sarah – we are so sorry for your immense loss. We share your profound grief. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended Brown and Maloney families.
“To David’s many friends, team-mates, coaches, parents of friends…please stay close and connected over the coming days.
“RIP David. Forever young. Forever a Star. Funeral arrangements to follow.”
The Portlaoise CBS which David Brown was a student offered their condolence to the family through their app.