The celebrations at Lordship turned to tragedy in the early hours of Tuesday morning when one of the shining stars of the winning St Patrick’s team lost his life in a road crash.
Eamon Carroll (33) died instantly at around 1.20am outside Bellurgan on the main Dundalk-Carlingford road when he was struck by a garda patrol car.
Eamon had played an important part in the Lordship side’s victory last Sunday afternoon when they won their sixth Louth senior championship title.
Eamon was educated at Colaiste Rís, formerly CBS Dundalk. He was a graduate in business studies from Dublin City University and worked in the banking sector with EBS in Dublin. Only last week, he was awarded a certificate as a qualified financial adviser. He was unmarried.
There has been widespread shock throughout the area, the town of Dundalk, and indeed the county, as he was a member of highly respected Bellurgan and Dundalk family and was much regarded in GAA circles throughout the county.
The Garda Siochána Ombudsman commission (GSOC) sent a team of investigators to the scene, which was still closed and undergoing forensic collision investigation on Tuesday morning.
GSOC are appealing for witnesses, or anyone who may have information relevant to the investigation, to make contact, using the locall number 1890 600 800.
The incident was referred to the Garda Ombudsman for independent investigation.