Wednesday 18 September 2019

Water supply being tested after GAA players suffer gastroenteritis


. (Stock photo)
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David Raleigh

The HSE is investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis among camogie stars who played at a GAA ground at the weekend.

A number of players from Limerick's senior and junior squads, Wexford seniors and Kerry juniors fell ill after matches at Croagh Kilfinny last Saturday.

The HSE's public health and environmental health departments last night confirmed that, along with Limerick City and County Council, they are investigating the outbreak "among players from Limerick and Wexford senior teams and Limerick and Kerry junior teams".

"As part of the investigation, the HSE is requesting that any player who was ill following the matches and has not already been in contact with the HSE to make contact," it added.

"The best way to prevent spread of gastroenteritis is to ensure you regularly wash your hands with soap under warm running water and especially after using or cleaning the toilet," the statement added.

Limerick CCC confirmed it was investigating reports of what it described as "possible issues" with a private water supply at Croagh Kilfinny GAA.

The council said samples of water had been taken from the two bore holes in Croagh Kilfinny GAA grounds and sent for testing.

The results from the tests are expected within the next few days.

Irish Independent

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