Updated 22 minutes ago
A HOLVEY STUDENT who suffered a serious head injury in a throwing match on Saturday is on his way to a full recovery.
The teenager from Presentation College, Athens, was treated on the field before being taken by ambulance to hospital, and their quarter-final clash in Irish post-primary schools against Ardskoil Rhys of Limerick was halted in ten minutes.
The traumatic injury occurred after an accidental collision between a player and an opponent from the Limerick school, and, according to viewers, it immediately became clear that the teenager was seriously injured.
The staff of both schools took care of the young throw, as fans on the podium at the Ballyhea GAA club near Ennis were sent an appeal to determine if there was a doctor or nurse present.
Efforts were made to hide the player from wind and rain, and after both teams returned to their dressing rooms, referee Claire Niall Malone left the match.
About 40 minutes later an ambulance arrived and took the injured player to the hospital for treatment.
His school issued a brief statement on social media on Sunday stating that the student, who is a member of the GAA St. Mary’s Club in Athens, is recovering.
“We are pleased to announce that our player, who was injured in yesterday’s throwing match, will fully recover,” – said in a statement on social networks from Presentation College.
A new date for the game between schools will be set. Ardscoil Rice led 0-13 to 0-11 when the match was stopped.
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