Buncrana man’s body returned home after Australian road crash tragedy – The Irish News

The funeral of AJ Doyle, who died in a motorcycle accident in Australia last month, will take place in Co Donegal this weekend.

Mr Doyle, 30, from Buncrana, died after suffering what police described as ‘catastrophic injuries’ when his Honda motorcycle crashed into a wall in Perth, Australia, on Easter Sunday.

A GoFundMe page set up by friends to help the Kevin Bell Trust repatriate his body home quickly surpassed $10,000 AUS (£5,219).

Friends of Mr Doyle, who was hugely popular in Perth’s Irish community, eventually raised $160,724 AUS (£83,018).

The funding will also be used to ensure Mr Doyle’s personal belongings are returned to his family in Ireland.

A memorial service was held in his honor in Perth, where friends of the Buncrana man described him as a “thrill seeker”.

Paying tribute to the service, friends said Mr Doyle lived life to the full and enjoyed jet skiing, quad biking and other pursuits.

Mr Doyle’s body was returned to his father’s Jason home on Thursday.

His funeral will take place at Christ Church, Buncrana on Saturday at 12 noon, with burial to take place in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr Doyle’s family have asked for donations in lieu of flowers to be made to the Kevin Bell Trust.