David Brown death: 15 year-old Laois football player died tragically in Quad bike accident

David Brown death: 15 year-old Laois football player died tragically in Quad bike accident

David Brown lost his life tragically in a quad bike incident last Easter Sunday, bereaving his parents James and Carmel, sister Sarah and brother Conor.

What happened to David Brown?

A teenager has died following a quad bike accident in Laois. LAOIS GAA is mourning the tragic passing of a teen dual star after he lost his life in a quad bike accident on Easter Sunday.

The accident occurred at 2:00 pm on Easter Sunday in a wooded area close to the village of Emo, Co Laois. The 15-year-old has been named locally as David Brown from Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Gardai and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 2 pm but the teenager was found with fatal injuries. Officers have remained at the scene to investigate the circumstances which led to the fatal accident. An investigation into the full circumstances of the accident is now underway.

“We share your profound grief. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended Brown and Maloney families.

Cause of death

15-year-old David Brown tragically passed away with fatal injuries at approximately 2 pm in a wooded area near the village of Emo. Gardaí confirmed this evening that a teenage boy died in the tragedy and a full investigation is underway.

On Monday morning, David’s heartbroken club Portlaoise paid tribute to ‘one of our best and brightest’ in a statement. It read: “We are heartbroken beyond words. David was one of our very best and brightest.

David Brown death: 15 year-old Laois football player died tragically in Quad bike accident

About David Brown

David was a promising student who was diligent in our classrooms, brightened our corridors, and excelled in representing our school teams. “His fearless nature was apparent in our recent school skiing trip to Italy, where once again, his bravery showed no boundaries. His respectful manner never went unnoticed by teachers and coaches alike.

A keen sportsperson, he had represented Laois in the Celtic Challenge hurling competition on Saturday (yesterday) against Kildare as well as all levels with Portlaoise GAA.
He was also a member of the Laois minor hurling panel that defeated Antrim on Friday.

“Although it is very difficult to process this, we must support each other in the times ahead. To David and Conor’s classmates, teammates, and friends, please stay close over the coming days.”

The school in conjunction with the Portlaoise GAA club, opened on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon to welcome David’s friends, classmates, and teammates to call the CBS where counselors were on hand. ️

A tribute from Portlaoise GAA

Portlaoise GAA said in a Facebook post that they are heartbroken. “David was one of our very best and brightest. In football and in hurling. For the club and for the county. Vibrant, fearless, skillful, determined, and proud – a shining star on every team he played for. Brilliant attitude and manners, is always respectful to his coaches and his teammates, always willing to listen and to learn.

“Already a hero in the eyes of so many of our youngest, David was a cast iron prospect for the future of our senior teams. It is difficult to process this. We will do our best to support each other in the times ahead. “James, Carmel, Conor, Sarah – we are so sorry for your immense loss. We share your profound grief. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and the Brown and Maloney families.

“To David’s many friends, teammates, coaches, and parents of a friend please stay close and connected over the coming days. RIP David. Forever young. Forever a Star.” Portlaoise GAA said.

Tributes Poured in for David Brown

Timahoe Ladies GAA Posted

“We would like to pass on our condolences to the Brown and Maloney families on the tragic passing of David Brown who played for our neighbors, Portlaoise. We are all thinking of the family at this very sad time. May he Rest in Peace.

Portlaoise Athletics Club Posted

“All of us in Portlaoise Athletic Club are shocked and saddened at the tragic death of David Brown on Sunday, a life was taken way too soon. David’s sister Sarah is a member of our juvenile club. No words can describe what his family is going through at the moment. We offer our deepest sympathies to Sarah, her brother Conor, parents Carmel and James, along with the extended Brown and Maloney families, and to David’s many friends, teammates, and schoolmates. May David Rest in Peace.”

Emo GAA Posted

”Everyone in Emo GAA Club offers our deepest condolences on the very sad passing of the young and very talented David Brown. We hope that you find peace and strength in the arms of each other.” Jim Osborne of Laois Weather shared photos of David and his Dad taken in 2019 and again recently.

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