🚨Tragic News has hit the GAA this morning 🙏🕊️

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According to the Irish Mirror a Garda has been suspended following a hit-and-run that killed a well-known GAA coach just “60 seconds” from his home.

Hit-and -run crash victim Niall McEneaney who died after being hit by a car in Drogheda

The off-duty officer is under investigation after Niall McEneaney, 42, was struck by a vehicle in Drogheda, Co Louth, in the early hours of Monday morning. Cllr Declan Power said: “He was just a great guy and an absolute gentleman.

“To be coming home a very sociable guy out for a few pints walking home and to be hit by a car, it’s tragic. Niall was married only recently in the last four or five years to Grace. No kids. His family originates from Drogheda and is a lovely, lovely family. They will be just devastated at this. It’s such a shock. It’s unreal.”

Sources say the officer, who was suspended yesterday, is suspected of driving a personal vehicle and striking Mr McEneaney – before allegedly leaving the scene.

We extended our deepest sympathies to both family and friends at this difficult time.

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