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Schoolboy who hurt leg during soccer tournament awarded €20,000 damages

AN 11-year-old schoolboy, who injured his leg on concrete ground during a soccer tournament three years ago, has been awarded €20,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

Barrister Frank Crean told the court today that on the 29th of June 2009, Kristin McMahon was playing soccer during a competition organised by Bradóg Youth Services Ltd when the accident happened.

Kristin, of St Michan’s House, Greek Street, Dublin, who was eight-year-old at the time, had fallen and had suffered injuries to his left knee and leg.

He had been taken by ambulance to the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, where X-rays revealed a fracture to his tibia. He had to wear a plaster cast for several weeks.

The court heard that the event had taken place at the former Fish Market, St Michan’s Street, Dublin, which is owned by Dublin City Council.

Through his mother Carol Mooney, Kristin sued Bradóg Youth Services Ltd, of Dominick Place, Dominick Street, Dublin, and also Dublin City Council.

Mr Crean told Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Matthew Deery, that he recommended a settlement offer of €20,000 made on behalf of the defendants. Judge Deery approved the offer.