Young Donegal woman has tragically died in Australia

Elias Hubbard
December 23, 2019

Mary Ellen Molloy was travelling in a auto with her friends and fellow nurses Sarah Fitzpatrick and Aoife Sheridan when a branch fell and crushed the back of the vehicle on Kings Way in South Melbourne.

Ms Sheridan and the male driver were not physically injured.

The three women, who worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, were members of St Kevin's GAA Club in the city.

Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has reported that a tree fell on a auto she was travelling in with two of her female friends on Friday.

John Ross thanked the organisers of the appeal and the public for their support.

"We send our deepest sympathies to the nurse's family and friends, who are grieving over this heartbreaking loss", the statement said.

The 26-year-old from Ardara in Donegal died instantly in the accident, while another passenger in the vehicle, Sarah Fitzpatrick was injured and will require surgery.

It added: "As a community we have lost yet another shining light and as ever we will do whatever we can to assist them at this awful time. The funds will go towards supporting the families and to help alleviate the financial pressure", it said. "She will be dearly missed by our club and everyone that knew her".

Mary Ellen Molloy from Edergole, Ardara, County Donegal, was working as a nurse in Melbourne.

In a moving tribute, the Ardara GAA Facebook page described Ms Molloy, 26, as "a attractive girl with a permanent smile who lit up every room she walked into".

"She made a profound impact on all who encountered her in her work at Melbourne hospital was the comment of the Director of Nursing with whom I spoke today".

"As a community, we have lost yet another shining light and as ever, we will do whatever we can to assist them at this awful time".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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