People pay their respects as former Kerry footballer dies following crash in America

Patrick Curtin, Kerry Senior Football team 2012.
Patrick Curtin, Kerry Senior Football team 2012.


People have been paying their respects via social media after hearing the news former Kerry footballer Patrick Curtin died from injuries sustained in a car crash in Central America. 

The 26 year old was injured in the crash before Christmas but passed away earlier today.

The news was announced by Kerry GAA on their website this morning.

The statement in full:

It is with deep regret that Kerry GAA has learned of the death of Patrick Curtin of Moyvane.
The 26 year old was injured in an accident while working in Guatemala before Christmas and was subsequently airlifted to Hospital in Miami where he passed away earlier today.

Patrick played in all grades of intercounty football with Kerry; He played Minor in 2006 and 2007, Under 21 in 2009 and 2010, Junior in 2009 and made his Senior Championship debut against Tipperary in 2012 having made his League debut earlier that year against Dublin.
In all, Patrick made 6 Championship and 10 League appearances for the Kingdom.
Kerry GAA extends its deepest sympathy to his family, friends and work colleagues and also to his Club, Moyvane.

Kerry GAA also extends its sympathy to the family of Der O'Connor of Tarbert who has passed away. Der was a former Chairman of the North Kerry Board.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anamacha.