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A Newry man and his partner have died in an accident in Qatar.

Eamonn Morgan and partner Charlotte died and local sources indicate two of their friends were injured in the accident.

The couple both worked in the city of Doha as Teachers. Eamonn worked in the Compass International School in the city as a PE teacher and also was a member of Qatar GAA along with his partner Charlotte.

The Qatar GAA Facebook page adds their tributes to the couple.
The Qatar GAA Facebook page add their tributes to the couple.

Qatar GAA Chairman Peter Crowe commenting on their loss said "For the Irish abroad, a GAA club can offer much more than the team - It offers a sense of community, a sense of family, a home away from home, and Qatar GAA is no different.

"It's with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of two of our members, two of our friends, two of our family. I had the privilege of playing with Eamonn for the past year, an absolute gent, never to be seen without a smile on his face and the definition of a 'character' as we'd say back home. I also had the pleasure of training Charlotte for the past year, a sweet girl, who took to a new sport with more enthusiasm than you could ever ask for!

"Eamonn and Charlotte will be sorely missed, people often don't realise at home how much of a community can be built away from home, but I can tell you, sincerely, that Eamonn and Charlotte were very much central to the community that is Qatar GAA, and it will be hard to imagine it without them. They will remain forever in our hearts and we are thinking of their family and friends back home."

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady commenting on the news of  the death said "Once again a dark shadow hangs over our City with the news of the tragic death of popular local lad Eamonn Morgan & his partner Charlotte. Our prayers are at this time with both sets of families and friends of the deceased as they try to come to terms with this terrible news".

Newry City councillor Kevin McAteer who knew Eamonn personally called him “a true gentleman that will be missed.”

"I know the Morgan family very well and I have some fond memories of Eamonn and I know others do too as the recent social media comments on his death reflect his popularity. Let’s not forget about the family of Charlotte Sant who has also passed away. They were so young and full of life my thoughts and prayers with both families at this sad time, heaven has gained two angels may they rest in peace."

The Irish and local community in Barwa City Doha are holding a Mass at 7pm tomorrow (Monday 29th) in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and the priest has invited anyone, who wishes, to stay behind and pray for Eamonn and Charlotte as well as for the speedy recovery of their two friends, visiting from home.

Newry.ie offers condolences to the couples family, friends and club mates.

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