Thursday 29 June 2017

Camogie player airlifted to hospital after she collapsed during county final

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Jane O'Faherty

A camogie player has been airlifted to hospital after she collapsed in the middle of a junior county final in Limerick.

The match between Newcastlewest Camogie Club and Tournafulla GAA Club was abandoned when the player went unconscious five minutes into the second half.

She was immediately tended to by her fellow players, along with two nurses and a doctor. Onlookers say players and fans on both sides were left in shock after the incident, but rallied around each other to help the young player.

The girl, who was playing for Newcastle West, was then taken to University Hospital Limerick in a helicopter.

It is not known if the girl had any underlying health conditions. It was reported on Sunday night that she was recovering well.

After the match, Newcastlewest Camogie Club tweeted: “Our player is recovering well in hospital. Sending all our love to her and family.”

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