It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of a talented young GAA player Dylan Vallely from County Armagh. He was talented at both soccer and Gaelic football and won the player of the year with his club St Michael’s GFC
We send on deepest condolences to him close family and friends at this time, just tragic, to have his whole life ahead of him.
A police spokesperson on Wednesday afternoon said the teenager died on Tuesday November 14.
“The collision involving a black VW Golf, occurred shortly before 10.20pm on Sturgan Road.
“An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy who were in the front of the car were taken to hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries following the collision.
“A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding what happened is ongoing.
“Officers would appeal to anyone with any information or who may have dash-cam or mobile phone footage available to contact them at the Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on 101, quoting reference number 2021 27/10/23.”
On Wednesday tributes were paid to Mr Vallely, who played club GAA, by a number of sports clubs on social media.
St Michael’s GFC, where the teenager had been minor player of the year for 2023, said their club is heartbroken.
In a statement on their Facebook page, club chairman Liam Carragher said: “Dylan was a great lad, on and off the pitch, hardworking, talented and with great manners.
“He was well known and loved within not just our club but also in the whole GAA community in south Armagh and further afield.
“At this tough time, foremost in our thoughts are Dylan’s family.”