Tributes pour in for tragic loss of young Mayo teacher 8 years ago

Tributes pour in for tragic loss of young Mayo teacher

There has been widespread outpouring of sympathy following the tragic death of young Mayo school teacher Alan Feeley, with his principal describing him as a ‘fabulous person’.

The 28 year-old teacher taught PE in Scoil na Trionoide Naofa in Doon, Co Limerick, had only played a match for his club Claremorris the day before, and was also a member of Old Crescent rugby club.


He passed away on Tuesday evening after being rushed to University Hospital Limerick after suffering from a brain haemorrhage.

A keen sportsman, Alan was a noted soccer, water polo and rugby player and his death has touched many communities. Many tributes have been pouring in and his school principal Eilis Casey spoke eloquently about the ‘inspirational person’ Alan was.

“He was without doubt an inspirational young man, hardworking, a fabulous teacher and excellent athlete and sportsman,” she said.

“As a teacher he was very innovative and PE was so enjoyable for the girls. He was very popular. There was an ease and calmness about him.”

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