Details of Denis Kealy’s car crash are all over the internet and people want to know more. Denis, a prominent member of Dunshaughlin’s GAA, perishes in a traffic accident near Dunboyne.
Denis Kealy, aged 40, died following a single car collision at around 2.30pm yesterday on the R154 at Piercetown, near Dunboyne in County Meath.
Anthony Moyles, Principal Dunshaughlin, Ray Maloney, Neil O’Dwyer and Denis Kealy. The only other occupant of the car was the driver.
Keamc Building Contractors managing director Denis was taken by ambulance from the site to St James’s Hospital in Dublin, where he was later pronounced dead.
The Dunshaughlin man was highly regarded in the GAA community. Two decades ago, he was part of the region’s three county SFC victories in a row, which included a triumph at Leinster and an All-Ireland campaign.
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Rip: Dunshaughlin Denis Kealy Car crash linked to cause of death
The Kealys are a well-known and loved Gaelic football family, and Denis played a vital role in Dunshaughlin County SFC’s storied victories some 20 years ago.
The man who died in a single-vehicle crash in County Meath yesterday received tributes.
He has been identified locally as Denis Kealy, a staunch Dunshaughlin GFC supporter and the managing director of Keamc Construction, who is in his 30s.
The club wrote: “It is with deep regret and heavy hearts that we write about the sudden and tragic passing of Denis Kealy in a post this morning on the Dunshaughlin & Royal Gaels Facebook page.
We sincerely sympathize with the Kealy family, friends and loved ones. As a community, we ask that you please keep the family in your thoughts during this incredibly trying time.
According to the club, all club training and activities are suspended. This is the second tragedy to strike the Kealy family recently. Denis’ sister, Maria, died in December after a brief illness.
Personal details of Denis Kealy
In 2009, Denis was captain of the senior team. His children and his wife, Charlene McAuley Kealy, are still alive.
Following the illness-related death of Maria Kealy, Denis’ sister, last December, this is the second tragedy to affect the Kealy family in recent times. Maria herself participated in football for the Meath Ladies.
“It is with the deepest sadness and heavy hearts that we write about the sudden and tragic loss of Denis Kealy,” Dunshaughlin and Royal Gaels said in a statement released today.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to Kealy’s family, friends and loved ones.
As a community, we ask that you keep the family in your thoughts during this incredibly trying time. For the moment, all club activities and training are suspended.
Denis’ old acquaintance remembered him as one of the nicest people they had ever met on Facebook. Our sympathies go out to the Kealy family, his wife and their little boys. May God rest his good soul.
Six fatal collisions in the Louth and Meath area have occurred in the previous two months. Gardai is appealing to anyone who saw the collision to come forward.
Local diversions were put in place while the location was evacuated for a forensic investigation.
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