Shannon Community Will “Wrap Its Arms Around” Family Of Dylan Coady Coleman

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The community of Shannon is expected to “wrap its arms around” the family of the late Dylan Coady-Coleman.

10-year-old Dylan died from his injuries at Children’s Health Ireland in Temple Street yesterday, after being struck by a car at Purcell Park, Shannon on Sunday afternoon.

His death came just one day after the birth of his baby brother, who he met before he passed.


Shannon Town Football Club, with whom Dylan played since he was four, has described him as “a joy to be around” who “always had a great big smile on his face when he played”.

Cathaoirleach of the Shannon Municipal District and Sinn Féin Councillor Donna McGettigan says while the death has rocked the community, Shannon will always show its support to those grappling with loss.

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