Prayers for hit-and-run victim Conall

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Prayers for hit-and-run victim Conall thumbnailConall McCavitt

Handball star remains in critical condition


PRAYERS from across the community are continuing to be said for young handball star Conall McCavitt, who remains in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Crossmaglen last week.

Conall, from Cullyhanna, was hit in a suspected hit-and-run incident in Cardinal O'Fiaich Square around 6.20am on December 27.

Sustaining serious injuries, Conall is currently receiving treatment in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast where he remains in a "critical condition", according to a Belfast Trust spokesperson on Monday.

On social media, meanwhile, there has been an outpouring of support from well-wishers, including Armagh GAA, for one of the sport's "brightest young stars". A member of Armagh's Eugene Quinn club, Conall won two World Handball titles in 2012, making him a "firm favourite in Ireland and beyond".

Other clubs from across the country have been sending good wishes and prayers to Conall and his family. Tyrone GAA Handball posted a message on Facebook offering their "very best wishes"to Conall.

"Well-known for his talents and handballing skills in the one wall arena, Conall would be a very good friend and playing colleague for many within the county and our prayers are with him at this time," the post continued.

Police investigating the incident subsequently arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of a number of motoring offences. He has since been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

A blue coloured Volkswagen Passat, suspected of having been involved in the collision, has since been recovered by police, who are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to contact them via 101 quoting reference number 488 of 27/12/16. Alternatively, information can be passed via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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