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Tributes paid to Dunloy crash victim

Tributes have been paid to a young man in his 30s who died last Thursday due to a one-vehicle collision on the Garryduff Road Ballymoney.

34-year-old Niall Quinn from the village of Dunloy died on the scene after police received a report of a collision just before 11 pm on December 23, which closed the road between Ballymoney Dunloy overnight.

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Local Ballymoney councillor John Finlay has paid his condolences to the family, saying: “I was greatly saddened and shocked to learn of the death of a 34-year-old man in a single-vehicle crash between Garryduff and Dunloy on Thursday night.

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“Such a tragedy is bad enough at any time but particularly so as Christmas. A family which had been planning festivities has now been plunged into unbearable grief. My thoughts and prayers at with them at this terrible time.

“Can I urge everyone to please take great care on the roads, especially during these dark winter days.”

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Friends of Niall have also taken to social media over the Christmas bank holiday to share their tributes and sympathies.

St Patrick’s Camogie Club in Dungiven extended their sympathies online writing: “Our most sincere condolences especially to committee member, underage coach and senior player, Caoimhe Reid (Née Quinn).

“In our thoughts and prayers also at this time are Niall’s wife Amy, son Thomas, father Danny, mother Kathleen Ann and brothers and sisters, Darren, Orán, and Danielle.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Niall is survived by wife Amy and son Thomas. Condolences go out to his wider family circle at this difficult time.

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