Ballinlough crash victim to be laid to rest












The young woman who died following a road traffic accident near Ballinlough last Friday will be laid to rest this Friday.

  Anne Grogan, above, of Cloonlough, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon passed away in hospital on Monday due to injuries she sustained after the car she was driving was involved in a collision with a van and a lorry.

  Originally from Granlahan, Anne was in her early 30s and was married to Ciaran Grogan. The couple had three children: Oisín, Odrán and baby Áine.

  A teacher at Ballyhaunis Community School, Anne was also very involved with Michael Glavey’s GAA Club. The club posted a tribute on Tuesday evening.

  “It is with great sadness the Michael Glavey’s GAA family have learned of the untimely passing due to a tragic accident of our dear
Anne Grogan, née Keane.

  “Deepest sympathies are extended to her devoted husband Ciaran and their children Oisín, Odrán and baby Áine. To her parents Mattie and Phil, siblings Martin, Tommy, Mary, Sylvia, David and Jackie and her parents-in-law Joe and Breda and all her family members.

  “During her distinguished career with Michael Glavey’s she served as a player, winning many underage awards. Anne was a member of the team who won the junior championship in 2003 and intermediate championship in 2005 and All-County League, also in 2005.
  “She also represented the club with Roscommon minors in 2001/2002. To add to her playing accolades was a hugely successful managerial career which saw Anne coach many teams including our minor girls to win 4 county titles: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011. A dedicated club officer she served in many roles; as ladies secretary, treasurer and children’s officer, a position she held until her untimely passing.

  “Anne will be sadly missed by the whole community including the heartbroken members of our Michael Glavey’s club family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh d’anam dílis, a Áine agus go dtuga Dia suaimhneas na síoraíochta duit ar neamh, xx.’

  Ballyhaunis Community School described Anne as a much-loved member of the school community in a tribute on its website.

  “We will miss Anne’s dedication and professionalism as a teacher and, above all, we will miss her kindness and her warmth as a good friend.

  “Her loss is felt profoundly by the school community and this is only a shadow of the grief borne by her husband, children, parents, brothers and sisters”.

  Her remains will be reposing at McDonagh’s Funeral Home, Castlerea this evening (Thursday) from 4 pm to 7 pm. Funeral Mass will take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballinlough at 1.30 pm tomorrow (Friday) with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. May she rest in peace.