'Supercar' owners urged to attend funeral of Wexford boy who battled cancer

Tyler Murphy, 16, passed away yesterday in Co Wexford. Tyler's younger brother Leon also died from cancer five years ago.

'Supercar' owners urged to attend funeral of Wexford boy who battled cancer

The family of a teenage boy who died after a battle with cancer is calling on owners of 'supercars' to attend his funeral tomorrow.

Tyler Murphy, 16, passed away yesterday in Co Wexford. Tyler's younger brother Leon also died from cancer five years ago.

His family is hoping to give Tyler "a farewell he truly deserves" and is calling for owners of supercars to attend in his memory.

A supercar is an expensive high-performance sports car, for example, a Ferrari GT or Lamborghini Murcielago.

Tyler's cousin, Richard, said the teen had a "passion" for supercars.

"Tyler always had a cheeky grin on his face and bright eyes," Richard said.

"His greatest passions were playing games with his friends, looking after his dog Spike, playing a few tricks on his friends and family, looking at many videos on YouTube that included supercars, which he had a great love for. This is why we want to give him a send-off he truly deserves."

Tyler's funeral mass takes place at 11am tomorrow in St. Clements Church, Cloughbawn followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Cannonball Ireland, which organises a convoy of 190 supercars and novelty cars around Ireland each year, urged drivers of sports cars to attend tomorrow.

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