An appeal for witnesses has been made after an eight-year-old boy was struck by an SUV in the car park of Enniscorthy Rugby Club in Co Wexford.

The incident happened at approximately 7.15pm.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Wexford General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The scene of the incident remains preserved for a technical examination.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053-9242580 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.