Sudden death of Leaving Cert student

Communities in Cootehall and Drumshanbo are in shock following the sad passing of a young Leaving Certificate student at the weekend.

Communities in Cootehall and Drumshanbo are in shock following the sad passing of a young Leaving Certificate student at the weekend.

Eighteen year old Michael Fryer of Clonebrien, Cootehall, Co Roscommon died suddenly at Sligo General Hospital at the weekend following a brief illness.

The young man was a student of Drumshanbo Vocational School and had just completed his Leaving Certificate Exams at the school last Thursday.

Sincere sympathy was expressed to the Fryer family and to all his friends and relations at the final meeting of Leitrim VEC on Monday, June 24.

Acting Principal of Drumshanbo Vocational School Sean Wynne outlined that Michael had just completed his Agricultural Science Exam in the school last Thursday.

He said the teachers and pupils were in shock and were “devastated” by the news. Mr Wynne said many students returned to the school on Monday to grieve with their friends and he said the school had a counsellor available for those who wished to speak to one.

Cllr Francie Gilmartin lead the sympathies to the Fryer family and the community.

Senator Paschal Mooney, Acting CEO of Leitrim VEC Martin Fallon, Chairperson Damien Brennan and Cllr Enda McGloin all expressed their sympathies.

Martin Fallon paid tribute to the young man who he said “always had a smile on his face.”

Michael Fryer will be buried this morning, Wednesday, June 26 following mass at St Michael’s Church Cootehall.

Michael was the only son of John and Mary Fryer.

Sympathy is extended to the Fryer family and all of Michael’s friends and relations.