Roscommon man killed in NZ road traffic accident

The Roscommon man who was killed in a road traffic collision in New Zealand last Saturday morning has been named locally as Declan Curley from Clonark in the south of the county.

  Mr. Curley died after he was hit by a car in the Te Aro area of Wellington at around 3.30 am local time last Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car is said to be assisting police with their enquiries.

  A number of tributes have been paid to the popular local man since the sad news of his death was confirmed last weekend.

  Clann na nGael GAA Club, who Mr. Curley played with at underage level, said on Monday: “It is with deep regret and sadness that the club has learned of the untimely and tragic passing of Declan Curley.

  “Declan played underage football with Clann na nGael and followed the progress of Clann and his beloved Roscommon with great interest.

  “We express our deepest sympathies to Declan’s parents Tommy and Rena, his partner Samantha, the extended Curley and Ganly families and also Declan’s many friends, and neighbours on their terrible loss”.   

  Declan’s family expressed their gratitude to the Irish community in New Zealand.

  Declan is sadly missed by his heartbroken parents Tommy and Rena (nee Ganly); his partner, Sam and her daughter Mia; aunts, uncles, cousins and a wide circle of friends both in Ireland and New Zealand.