A young Laois man has lost his life tragically in a freak accident in New Zealand.
Sean Clear from Ballacolla died late this week after a tragic accident while working.
Sean, who was aged in his mid 20s, and his family are well-known in the Ballacolla area and immersed in community life.
His dad Tom is a current member of Laois GAA and a recent vice chairman.
Sean is also mourned by his mother Julie, sister, Ella and wide circle of family and friends.
Sean played hurling all the way up along the grades with Clough-Ballacolla and went on his travels last autumn.
He was a past pupil of Ballacolla National School and St Fergal’s in Rathdowney.
A message has been sent to club members expressing condolence to the Clear family.
No funeral arrangements have been released yet.