Talented boys with bright futures

2/8/2013The funeral procession pictured at the funeral of Eoghan and Ruairi Chada at the Saint Lazerian's church in Ballinkillen Co. Carlow.Picture Dylan Vaughan.
The Chada brothers were deeply loved and cherished in the community of Ballinkillen and were deeply embedded in the local GAA and soccer clubs.

The Chada brothers were deeply loved and cherished in the community of Ballinkillen and were deeply embedded in the local GAA and soccer clubs.

Eoghan and Ruairi ‘were extremely talented players with very bright futures’.

The fun-loving youngsters were also very popular at the local national schools where they had many friends and had so much fun. They also enjoyed a ‘marvellous closenesss and friendship’ with their cousins and regularly played with their good friends and neighbours, the Kavanaghs and McLoughlins.

The relationship the brothes shared was one of ‘closeness and love’ and although they had their own rooms they always slept together in one bed.

After the shocking news of their deaths last week principal of Ballinkillen National School, Michelle Doorley and her staff enlisted the help of the National Psychological Service who have done ‘trojan work with families’ in the locality since the tragedy.

The funeral Mass was celebrated by priests from all over the world including Bishop Denis Nulty.