Craig Lynch R.I.P.

On 8th September, it was with huge sadness that that we woke up to the news of the untimely death of one of our colleagues in a tragic car accident. Craig Lynch joined the Eureka staff in January 2014, fresh out of DCU, as a Physics and Science teacher. He was an inspirational and dynamic young teacher who allowed his students to flourish. He was central to driving the Junior Cycle science curriculum and always had wellbeing as a focus. He enriched school life for students and participated in many extracurricular activities such as Erasmus.

Craig Lynch (left), Brian Gregan, Thomas Barr and David Gillick after the men’s 4x400m relay qualifying round at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Outside school he was a well-known athlete and represented his country at International level. He was part of the Ireland team that ran in the 2015 World Relay Championships alongside Thomas Barr, Dara Kervick, Brian Murphy, Brian Gregan and Richard Morrissey. In 2016 he won the 400m in the European Championships and was acclaimed as the fastest man in Ireland. In 2017 he was named The Anglo-Celt Cavan Sportsperson of the Year for his achievements in 2016. After a period of injury he was back training with his teammates for the next Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Originally from Shercock in Co. Cavan, the young father of one is sorely missed by everyone.

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