Former rugby star named as victim of horror Tipperary crash between van and lorry as tributes flow

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Tributes have been paid to a former Garryowen rugby player who died in a road accident in Co Tipperary earlier this week.

The victim of the fatal road traffic collision on the Waterford to Limerick Road has been named locally as Mark McMullen (40).

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision between an articulated lorry and a van on the N24 Cahir-Clonmel Road, between Barne Lodge and Condon’s Cross on Monday morning July 3t at approximately 10.40am.

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Mark was a past pupil of St Clements College and a former Garryowen rugby player.

It is understood that he grew up in the Castletroy area, then later lived in Castleconnell, before moving to The Grove, Bruff, Co Limerick.

Tributes have been pouring in for the Limerick man online including from Mayor of Limerick Ger Mitchell who paid his “deepest condolences to all the family, relations and friends. May Mark’s gentle soul rest in peace.”

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