Thursday 8 December 2016

Former Shamrock Rovers player settles action after claiming he slipped on water at indoor football pitch

Published 04/05/2016 | 16:54

File photo: Former Shamrock Rovers midfielder Stephen Wilkie pictured in 2010.
File photo: Former Shamrock Rovers midfielder Stephen Wilkie pictured in 2010.

A FORMER Shamrock Rovers player who sued after he claimed he slipped on water and injured his leg playing indoor football has settled his High Court action.

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Former midfielder Stephen Wilkie (37) had told the Court his pain levels were "through the roof" after the fall seven years ago.  He also said he now has stabbing deep pain which “hurts like hell.”

In the fall, the father of three fractured his leg and later had to have operations.

Mr Wilkie of   Cushlawn Dale, Killinarden Tallaght, Dublin had sued Tymon Bawn Community Association Ltd with offices at Firhouse Road West, Tallaght the owners of the Tymon Bawn Community Centre, Firhouse Road West, Tallaght, Dublin as a result of the fall on July 23, 2009.

He claimed he was allowed to play football at the centre when it ought to have been known that it posed a risk or a danger to him.

The claims were denied and the defendant argued contributory negligence on the part of Mr Wilkie  who, it contended, fell in a clash with another player.

On the third day of the action, Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told the case had been settled and could be struck out.

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