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20th Apr 2022

Galway camogie player who died during game named as Kate Moran

RIP Kate.

A Galway camogie player who sadly passed away after an accident occurred at a senior league game in the county on Monday has been named locally.

Kate Moran was in her early 20s and played for Athenry Camogie Club, with the incident occurring in Ardrahan while she was playing a match against them.

Emergency services were rushed to the scene where Kate was treated before she was taken to University Hospital Galway.

Sadly, she died from her injuries on Tuesday morning.

Athenry Camogie Club paid tribute to Kate on Facebook, saying: “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.”

With respect for Kate, Galway Camogie has postponed all of its games this week and a member of the Galway Camogie Board said that the local community is in deep shock over Kate’s death.

Counselling is being provided for members of the club, with her parents spending the last number of years “diligently fundraising” for Athenry camogie to develop new facilities.

Galway-based Fianna Fáil councillor Albert Dolan said on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland: “This is obviously going to be an extremely tough time for them and I think they just need to know that no matter what, the community support is there for them 100% over the next week and we are all thinking of them every day now and they will be in our thoughts and prayers going forward.”