Motor Bike Racer Sean Hurley killed in Car crash

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Updated: December 1, 2011

A 25 year old motor bike enthusiast has died following a car crash in County Cork.

Sean Hurley was involved in the accident near his home at Ballinhassig, Co. Cork when his 4×4 ,which he was driving, hit a ditch.

The tragic accident occurred at around 6pm on Wednesday evening between Halfway and Kinsale.

The popular and well known RTE Sports presenter, Jacqui Hurley is a sister of the deceased.

Sean Hurley was highly regarded in the tightly knit motor racing community and was well respected as a track racer.

Mr Hurley was educated at St Brogan’s College in Bandon and had a lifelong passion in all things Motor racing.

Tragically, Mr Hurley had a tribute to the Italian Moto GP racer Marco Simoncelli as his Facebook profile picture. Simoncelli lost his life in October at the Malaysian Moto GP Grand Prix at Sepang in an accident which shook the Motor Racing community.

Motor Racing enthusiasts have been flooding the message boards since news broke of Mr Hurley’s death and Comedian/Motor racing enthusiast PJ Gallagher described Mr Hurley as “one of the nicest men in motor bikes”.

It is yet to be established if hazardous road conditions in Cork yesterday evening contributed to the accident but conditions were known to be treachorous at the time with hailstones , thunder and lightning all being reported to be present in the area.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this time of great distress.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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