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McCloy is 'stable' after club match collapse

KEVIN McCLOY was in a "stable" condition at Altnagelvin Hospital today after the former Derry footballer collapsed during a club match last night.

The 2007 All Star full-back, 35, took ill while playing for Lavey against Magherafelt in Owenbeg.

Earlier today, the Derry county board released a statement saying: "He received attention from the emergency services at the scene and was transferred to hospital where he is stable and currently undergoing assessment. Kevin's wife and family are very grateful to those who are caring for Kevin and to all who have offered good wishes and prayers for Kevin."

Meanwhile, Joe McQuillan looks set to referee the All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Donegal. This will be his first SFC clash involving the Dubs since last year's final, after which Jim Gavin took exception to the 32-12 free count against his team, claiming: "Not only were we playing Mayo but we were playing the referee as well."