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Tributes pour in for tragic schoolboy Cian Marren killed in road accident

The six-year-old was hit by a van when crossing the Shanganagh Road near the Hazelwood estate at 4:45pm.

The family of tragic schoolboy Cian Marren have asked those attending his funeral to wear colourful clothes to symbolise the joy he brought to them - writes dublinlive.ie.

Cian, who was from Oakdale, Ballycullen passed away in hospital on Sunday following an accident which took place last Friday in Shankill.

The six-year-old was hit by a van when crossing the Shanganagh Road near the Hazelwood estate at 4:45pm.

A statement onRIP.iesaid: "Beloved son to his heartbroken parents, Liam and Lisa. Sadly missed by his adored sisters Áine and Ciara.

"He will be deeply remembered by his loving parents, sisters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, extended family, au pairs Laura, Eleanora, Ana & Marina, and all his neighbours and friends.

"The family has asked for those attending Cian's Funeral Mass to wear colourful clothes allowing this to be a testament of the wonderful joy Cian brought to them."

Tributes have been pouring in all day, and now the Woodstown Village Knocklyn Facebook page has made a heartwarming request.

In a post this afternoon, they said: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of six-year-old Cian Marren from Oakdale in a traffic accident last Friday.

"Our commiserations go to his family and friends and to our neighbours in Oakdale. Cian was a member of St Anne's GAA Club.

"As a gesture of support we are asking residents at home tonight to put a light in their front window in Cian's memory.

"Ar dheis De go raibh a anam."

Meanwhile, Cian's juvenile coach at St Anne's GAA Club said he will be remembered as a 'fabulous' child.

Adam Doran told Dublin Live: "I'm not sure what to say. Cian was a fabulous child.

"He was a crazy little kid who loved climbing on people's backs and loved his football.

"It's just so sad what happened to him. I really don't know what to say.

"The whole club is here for Cian's family."

A spokeswoman for the club also paid tribute to the wonderful tot.

"It is with great sadness we learn of tragic passing of one of our young juvenile members Cian Marren following a traffic accident over the weekend.

"All at St Anne's GAA Club would like to express our deepest sympathy to Liam, Lisa, Àine, Ciara and all the extended Marren family and friends.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

"Cian was an active playing member of St Anne's GAA Club as well as his sisters and dad Liam is a coach with our juvenile camogie section. May he rest in peace."

Local Councillor Brian Lawlor added: "It's just such sad sad news for the family - Liam, Lisa, Ciara and Aine.

"It's a real tragedy for the community. Cian would have been very well know with the football club.

"It's just so sad, my condolences are with the family."

Cian will be reposing at his home on Wednesday from 3pm to 9pm.

Funeral arriving to St. Anne's Church, Bohernabreena on Thursday at 10.50am for 11am Requiem Mass.

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