12 Aug 2022

#Longford #Ophelia National News: Cahir man killed in storm named

Injured while clearing fallen trees

#Longford #Ophelia National News: Cahir man killed in storm named

Michael Pyke from Ardfinnan RIP

The Tipperary man who was killed as he tried to clear fallen trees during Storm Ophelia has ben named as Michael Pyke.

Michael, who was 31, was clearing fallen trees outside Cahir on the Ardfinnan road at Ballybrado when the tragic accident happened, at about 12.30pm yesterday.

He was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital but died from his injuries.

Michael lived in St Joseph’s Terrace, Ardfinnan, with his father Tony. Family friend Liz Davies said: “It was a pleasure to have known you all these years....reunited with your mum. Thoughts and prayers are with all your family.” Lucia Murphy said: “Thoughts and prayers with all the family.” 

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

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