Dublin school-leaver (18) killed in car crash in Jordan

Mohammed Alrawehneh from Firhouse was awaiting his Leaving Cert results

Mohammed Alrawehneh, pictured as a youth player with  Shamrock Rovers Football Club. Photograph: Shamrock Rovers FC/Twitter

Mohammed Alrawehneh, pictured as a youth player with Shamrock Rovers Football Club. Photograph: Shamrock Rovers FC/Twitter

 

A young student from Dublin has been killed in a car crash while on holiday, it has been confirmed.

Mohammed Alrawehneh (18) from Firhouse, Co Dublin was killed after a collision in Jordan last Thursday.

A second teenager died in the crash, and a third is believed to be seriously injured.

He had just finished his Leaving Certificate at Firhouse Community College and was on a holiday with his family to visit friends and relatives.

He was awaiting his exam results and hoped to study engineering at Trinity College Dublin in September, according to local newspaper, the Echo.

Mohammed was a member of Shamrock Rovers Football Club and had played for their under-15s team, which won the South Dublin Football League Cup in 2014.

On its Facebook page, the club paid tribute to the young man.

“Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mohammed Alwehneh,” the post said.

More than 100 individuals and organisations expressed their condolences, including UCD AFC, Firhouse Clover FC, and Rathcoole Boys.

A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of the crash, but had not been contacted for consular assistance in the case.