Shock and sympathy has been expressed today following the tragic death of Athenry camogie player following an accident during a match.
Kate Moran, who was a member of Athenry Camogie Club, was taken to hospital after sustaining a head injury in a camogie match against Ardrahan yesterday.
News of her death was announced this afternoon, after a mass was held for her this morning.
Athenry Camogie Club said that the death is a great tragedy for Kate’s family, and all the community.
“Today we learned of the death of our dear club-mate, Kate Moran,” a statement from the club on social media said.
“This is a terrible tragedy for her family, our club and our community. We are deeply saddened by these events.”
“Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Moran family and friends. Kate will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”
Athenry Camogie Club also celebrated Kate as an extremely accomplished player, who was treasured on and off the pitch.
“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.”
Sylane Hurling & Camogie Club have also expressed their sympathies to Kate’s family, and all at the club who knew her.
It is understood that Kate’s family have requested that their need for privacy be respected at this time.