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Local Football Match Abandoned Following Player Injury

 ‘Tipperary Water’ County Under 21 B Football Semi-final between Clonoulty v Portroe abandoned at half-time.

The ‘Tipperary Water’ County Under 21 B GAA football semi-final had to be abandoned yesterday evening, following a serious leg injury to Clonoulty-Rossmore Team Captain Garry Donnelly.

The match against Portroe, being played at Inch ‘The Ragg’, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, saw the Clonoulty-Rossmore lad suffer a suspected broken leg, while in the process of kicking possibly the last point of the first half.

An ambulance was summoned and referee Brian Tyrell, after initial attention to the players condition, blew half-time. The ambulance, from Thurles Ambulance Base, was quickly on the scene and following a speedy examination by the crew, it was decided to transfer the player to hospital, via the Irish Community Air Ambulance service.

Following a discussion by officials it was also mutually agreed by those in attendance, to call off the match.

We wish Mr Donnelly a full and speedy recovery from his accident, in the weeks ahead.

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