Woman who died after camogie incident named locally

Woman Who Died After Camogie Incident Named Locally
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Updated at 7.33pm

A young camogie player has died following a head injury sustained during a match in Co Galway.


As the Irish Examiner reports, Kate Moran who is from a renowned Galway GAA family, died following the injury picked up in an accidental collision during a club match between Athenry and Ardrahan.

Emergency services rushed to Ardrahan in south Co Galway to treat the player following the incident during the league game on Monday. The game was abandoned as medical crews from three ambulances treated the player.

She was taken to University Hospital Galway where she was pronounced dead earlier today.

The death has stunned the Athenry region and the sporting community in Galway.


Speaking to Newstalk, local councillor Shelly Hertich Quinn said the community is in shock.

"Deep, deep sadness and lot of shock in Athenry today after the tragic incident at the game in Athenry yesterday," Ms Shelly said.

"Our heartfelt sympathies are with the family as they deal with this awful, awful tragedy."

A statement posted on Sylane Hurling & Camogie Club's Facebook page said: "All in Sylane Hurling & Camogie Club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Kate Moran, Athenry.

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"Our sympathies extend also to Athenry Camogie Club, Athenry Senior Management & Panel and all in Galway Camogie at this very sad time

"Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

"As a mark of respect to Kate and her family, Galway Camogie have postponed all Adult and Juvenile games this week, to be rescheduled at a later day."

Kate was the eldest of four children and is survived by her parents Mary and Cathal, brother Thady and sisters Leah and Saoirse.

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