22 Jan 2022

Play stopped when spectator became ill at Gaelic football match in Tipperary

Man recovered and was taken to hospital


The game was stopped while the man received medical treatment

Play was halted for more than a half an hour during the FBD Insurance county U19 A football championship final between Clonmel Commercials and Ballina at The Ragg this afternoon, when a spectator was taken ill.  

The incident occurred ten minutes from the end of normal time, with Ballina leading by 0-6 to 0-5. 
Thankfully, to the relief of all present, the man was sitting upright and conscious when he was eventually helped into a car and driven to hospital.

When play resumed, Ballina went on to cause an upset by beating Commercials by 0-7 to 0-6 to lift the title.

It was the second football championship they had won in the space of a week, after they beat Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams in the county junior A final last Saturday.


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