Friends and family of Colin Meegan who passed away on Saturday from injuries caused in a road accident just outside Dundalk, gathered at the Square in the town centre last weekend to pay tribute to the popular Inniskeen man. Colin or Meego as he was affectionately known was well known locally through his time playing with Dundalk Rugby Club and the 51 year old former De La Salle student was described by a Dundalk Rugby Club representative as a true club legend who would never be forgotten.
‘RIP Colin Meegan. One of the greatest characters to cross the gates in Mill Road. Your laugher and kindness will never be forgotten. A true club legend’ read the post from the local rugby club. Colin had been in hospital for almost three weeks after he was injured in a car accident at Martin’s Cross on March 27th. He was reportedly hit by a vehicle after stepping out of his own car just before 10pm. Gardaí have re-issued their appeal for witnesses to the fatal road accident asking any road users who were travelling on the R215 in Rossmakay between 9:45pm and 10pm to contact them.
“Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Sunday, 27th March 2022 at Martin’s Cross on the R215 in Rossmakay, Dundalk, Co.Louth.
“The collision, which involved a car and a male pedestrian, occurred at approximately 9:50pm. The pedestrian, aged in his 50s, was later taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where he has since passed. No other injuries to persons was reported.
“Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling on the R215 in Rossmakay between 9.45pm and 10pm and who has camera (including dash cam) footage, is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.
“Anyone with information can contact Dundalk Garda Station at 042 938 8400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station,” read the appeal from the Gardaí.
Friends and family all gathered outside Panama Coffee Shop at the Square in Dundalk last weekend to pay their respects and pay tribute to Colin. One of his best friends and former Dundalk Rugby Club teammate Johnny McCabe led the tributes by singing a song in memory of his pal.
The funeral of Colin is due to be held today (Thursday 21st ) at 12 noon in Kilcurry church with burial at the adjoining cemetery afterwards. He is survived by his parents May and Joe, brothers Gerard, Patrick, David, Michael and Paul, and his children Niamh and Oisín. He will be sadly missed by his sorrowing parents, brothers, daughter, son, girlfriend Nicola, Niamh’s mum Kerry Marie, Oisín’s mum Jennifer, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.