Former Burt GAA player among five young people killed on Donegal roads in recent days
One of five young Donegal people killed on the roads following separate collisions near Letterkenny in recent days had strong Inishowen connections.
Steven McCafferty (18), who was laid to rest following Requiem Mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny on Sunday, previously played underage football and hurling for Burt, where his mother Ursula McGrath comes from.
A talented hurler, Steven had also represented Donegal at underage level.
He died along with two of his friends, Kaylem Murphy (19) and Teresa Marie Robinson (20), in a head-on crash at Corravaddy, on a back road between Drumkeen and Letterkenny early on Thursday morning. All three were buried on Sunday.
Steven was waked at the home of his grandparents Anthony and Marie McGrath at Toulette, Burt.
He was a grandnephew of farmer Patrick Dowds, who was killed by a bull on his land last year.
Tragically, Steven played on the same underage Burt team as Martin Strain, the Burnfoot teenager who was killed in a fatal collision at Tooban last August.
Meanwhile two men killed in a crash on the Letterkenny dual carriageway, Barney McGinley (29) and Dermot Boyle (19), were buried on Saturday. They died when their car collided with an oncoming vehicle at 4.45am on Wednesday. The pair had been driving in the wrong direction on the dual carriageway when the fatal collision occurred.
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