Tributes have been paid following the death of a young Monaghan GAA player in a road crash last night.

The 19-year-old died in the two-vehicle collision near Tullybuck, Clontibret, at around 11.30pm.

The young man, who was driving one of the cars, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been named locally as Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh, who captained the Monaghan U-20s in the Ulster FC semi-final clash against Donegal yesterday.

His club, Monaghan Harps, said on Twitter that it "is devastated at the news of the untimely death of our senior player and county U-20 captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh".

Tributes have also poured in from clubs across the country.

Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan Matt Carthy said there is "a dark cloud over Co Monaghan today. Such a tragic loss of a wonderful young man".

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

They also wish to speak to anyone who was in the Tullybuck area between 11.15pm and midnight, while any road users who were travelling in the area and who may have camera footage is asked to make it available to investigating gardaí.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.