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Limerick students produce moving documentary of paralysed GAA player Jamie Wall

Published 21/05/2015 | 15:40

Jamie Wall
Jamie Wall

A group of final year media students in Mary's Immaculate College have documented the story of former Cork dual player Jamie Wall and his recovery from a spinal injury.

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Wall, a former student of the college, had enjoyed nothing but success until he was cruelly struck down with injury last year.

He was part the Rebels 2010 All-Ireland minor football team that lost to Tyrone and played for three years on the U-21 team, while also claiming a place on the 2012 and 2013 U-21 hurling squads.

However, what started as a "small, dull kind of pain" in the middle of his back in the week of Cork's Munster intermediate final hurling win over Tipperary last June, a match which he had featured in, spiralled into something so much more sinister within days, prompting a frantic rush to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin and emergency surgery.

He was diagnosed with an epidural abscess on the spine, which has since left him paralysed from the midriff down, but the bravery demonstrated in his battle to resume at the very least walking has won admirers all over the country.

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere even tweeted his support for Wall last year and now a group of student have put together a short-documentary, highlighting the courage and mental strength the Kilbrittain man has displayed over the last 12 months.

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