A camogie player in her early twenties has died from injuries suffered in a game yesterday in Galway.
Kate Moran was a player with the Athenry club. The incident took place in a league game between Ardrahan and Athenry on Easter Monday in Ardrahan. According to the Irish Examiner, Moran was injured in an 'accidental collision'. The match was abandoned and she was rushed to Galway University Hospital.
Sadly she died this morning.
A member of the Galway Camogie Board told RTE that the community was in 'deep shock' and said her teammates were being offered counselling.
The Galway camogie board has cancelled adult and juvenile games in the county this week as a mark of respect.
Moran was an excellent hurler who had represented Galway at U16 and minor level. She had featured in the 2018 minor All-Ireland between Galway and Cork, which Cork won.
In a statement on Tuesday evening, Athenry Camogie Club said:
Today we learned of the death of our dear club-mate, Kate Moran.
This is a terrible tragedy for her family, our club and our community. We are deeply saddened by these events. Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Moran family and friends. Kate will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Kate began playing with Athenry Camogie Club at underage level and quickly progressed to Senior A level with great distinction. She holds a Feile, Minor County and Intermediate County title.
She played in a club All Ireland Intermediate final. She won two All Irelands at U16 level with Galway, both titles she was incredibly proud of. She was a tremendous role model for our many underage players and a wonderful leader both on and off the field of play. Her bubbly personality will be remembered for eternity.
We have been in contact with Kate’s parents and they have requested that we all understand their need for privacy at this difficult time.
Offers of support have been pouring in and are greatly appreciated.
The club is open to members, to support them and to offer them advice and guidance. We would ask you to respect our privacy at this time.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.