ONE of East Clare’s leading young sportsmen died in a traffic accident on the M7, near Roscrea on Sunday night. Eighteen-year-old Barry Nash from Tobarnagoth, Scariff was a noted hurler and handball player, excelling in both codes.
Barry was an All-Ireland and world champion in handball and a key member the Scariff senior hurling side.
A brother of international handballer, Diarmuid, Barry was travelling back to college in Dublin with three friends, when the accident happened.
Barry’s death has caused great sadness in the East Clare community. He reposed at his home and his funeral mass will take place at Scariff Church on Thursday, after which he will be buried at the New Cemetery, Moynoe.