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Saturday 23 September 2017

Hurling fan who fell into canal in critical condition at hospital

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A young hurling fan has been left fighting for his life in hospital after falling into a canal.

Gardai said the 23-year-old man from New Inn, Knockbrack, Galway was pulled from the Grand Canal in the Portobello area of Dublin in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A man and woman helped in the rescue.

Gardai said the injured man had travelled to Dublin with friends for Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final in Croke Park.

He was not with his friends when he ended up in the water.

The man was rescued from the canal and brought to St James's Hospital where he remains in a critical condition, gardai said.

Officers appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident at Portobello Harbour to come forward, including the man and woman who helped the man.

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