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Co Wexford camogie player, who died training, hailed as 'fantastic girl'

Published 08/04/2016

Ciara played under 14s camogie
Ciara played under 14s camogie

A teenage camogie player who collapsed and died while training has been described as a fantastic person.

Ciara Ryan was at her club, Kilanerin and Ballynestragh Gaels, near Gorey, Co Wexford on Thursday evening when she took ill.

"This is a terrible tragedy for the family," a club spokesman said.

"We are deeply saddened by these events. Our sympathy and thoughts are with Trish and Anton her parents, her sister Eabha and brother Jack, extended family and friends."

The club said everyone who knew her will miss her.

It is understood Ciara, who played under 14s camogie, did not suffer a head injury before she collapsed.

A paramedic was at the club when she took ill and a doctor was on the scene in minutes. An ambulance was called and took her to Wexford General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A post mortem examination will be carried out.

It had been suspected that Ciara suffered a brain haemorrhage.

"Offers of support have been pouring in and are greatly appreciated," the spokesman said. "Ciara was a fantastic girl and a keen sports person.

"On her last camogie training session last night she played with gusto and will be missed by her fellow teammates."

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