Road accidents claim two young lives

Tragic road accidents have claimed the lives of two young Roscommon people in the past week.

Talented 23-year-old swimmer, Gabriella Weaver, was involved in a fatal car collision last week in Spain, and on Friday night last, Tadhg Cauneen, a young man in his 20s, lost his life in a single-vehicle collision on the N61 at Fourmilehouse, at approximately 8.45 pm.

Daughter of Dean and Samantha Weaver, from Croghan, Gabriella was an award-winning swimmer, who had represented Ireland. Trident Swimming Club in Carrick-on-Shannon, where Gabriella had been a coach, described her as “a wonderful athlete”.

The talented sportswoman and mentor had also represented Elphin Community Games and played rugby for Carrick-on-Shannon, where her father had been head coach.

Tadhg Cauneen, from Ballymore, Strokestown, died following a fatal crash on the N61 Roscommon to Tulsk road last Friday. His funeral mass took place yesterday (Wednesday) at St. Mary’s Church, Carniska, Strokestown followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium in Cavan.

Predeceased by his father, Tim Sweeney, and his infant brother, TJ, he will be sadly missed by his loving mother Ursula, and Tommy; brothers Gary and Eddie; nephews, uncles, aunts, extended family and friends.