Tributes made to tragic Irish teen fatally injured whilst on holiday in Lanzarote

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a 15-year-old Irish boy who died while on holiday in Lanzarote.

Mikey Leddy from Co Meath was fatally injured after falling from a 15 foot wall at Puerto del Carmen. He hit his head on the pavement and died soon after. He was on holiday with his parents at the time. The sympathy has been sent to the family of the keen Gaelic footballer from several GAA clubs.

Mikey’s club, Navan O’Mahonys GAA, said in a statement: “Navan O’Mahon’s wish to express our profound sadness and shock at the tragic passing of Mikey Leddy. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the Leddy family and Mikey’s many friends and teammates.”

St Colmcilles GAA said Mikey had “graced Piltown and Seafield on numerous occasions and was a credit to his family and club”. 

Johnstown Football Club said: “We would ask that everyone remembers Mikey for the champion he was and his fighting spirit. RIP Mikey Leddy.”

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said it is providing consular assistance to the Leddy family.

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