Irish cycling shocked as A3 rider Sean Lynch dies after racing crash

Posted on: May 9th, 2019
Sean Lynch in the group in his Drogheda Wheelers kit and waving to the camera. Irish cycling has been shocked by his sad death four days after a racing crash in Wexford (Photo supplied by Drogheda Wheelers)

Irish cycling is mourning the very sad passing of Sean Lynch who has tragically succumbed to injuries he sustained in a racing crash last weekend.

Sean, a member of Drogheda Wheelers and a former member of Navan Road Club, died earlier today.

He had been critically ill in hospital after his crash last Sunday at the Frank O’Rourke Memorial in Camaross, Co Wexford, promoted by Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club.

Sean loved his racing and had previously competed with Navan. He will be very sadly missed by an awful lot or riders. We think of Sean’s family and loved ones at this dreadful time

Drogheda Wheelers issued a brief statement this afternoon confirming the awful news of Sean’s passing.

“It is with great sadness that Drogheda Wheelers Cycling Club announce the untimely death of its member, Sean Lynch following a tragic accident,” it said.

“The club would like to take this opportunity to thank all the medical staff who cared for Sean following the accident and expresses its gratitude to Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club for its support during this difficult time.

“Drogheda Wheelers would like to extend its sincere sympathies to the Lynch family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

Stickybottle would also like to extend our sympathies to Sean’s family, loved ones and club mates.

His untimely death has shocked everyone and a great many people in the cycling community are thinking of Sean and stand with his family and loved ones today.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.