The GAA world has been plunged into mourning following the sad passing of a supporter at the Limerick vs Clare Munster senior hurling championship encounter on Saturday night.
It is believed that John Walsh (73) suffered a heart attack and passed away shortly after throw-in in the North Stand at the TUS Gaelic Grounds.
A garda spokesperson confirmed that gardaí attended a medical incident on the Ennis Road at around 7pm on Saturday night.
It is believed that Mr Walsh was from Clare.
A large number of parademics rushed to his aid and they were joined by Limerick team medic Dr. James Ryan.
Tributes have poured in on social media, with many people who witnessed the incident expressing condolences to the man's family and praising the work of the emergency services.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the person who passed away in the Gaelic Grounds this evening. Someone who went to watch a match the same as myself but didn't make it home ❤️
— Conor Counihan (@ConorCounihan) April 30, 2023
Tributes paid to supporter who died at Limerick vs Clare match
Writing on the platform the Limerick hurling page wrote:
"We would like to pass on our condolences to the family of the man who passed away this evening during the game in the Gaelic Grounds. We would like to thank all the staff and paramedics that worked tirelessly throughout this difficult event. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam."
Another person commented:
"Very sad. I was just behind. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Big pat on the back to all the staff, paramedics and the lay people that helped. They took turns working on bringing him back. So sad for all."
"Was right beside this man tonight. Heartfelt condolences to all his family, may he RIP. God rest his soul."
Another tribute read:
"RIP. So sad. The staff and paramedics done all they could, amazing people. Condolences to all his family and friends."
It is believed that another man took ill during the game as well in the City End Terrace and also required attention from the emergency services. He is said to be recovering in hospital.