George O’Mahony, 24, from Ballinahina, near Kilcully, was on a year off and was travelling in Thailand with his older brother when the accident occurred.
They were driving mopeds on Saturday when George was hit by a car. He suffered massive head injuries and was rushed to hospital, but he died on Sunday.
His family, who own the Kerryman Bar in Dillon’s Cross, was making arrangements to collect the body.
George is a former student of Christian Brothers College. He played scrum half for UCC and Sunday’s Well rugby clubs.