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Young GAA player airlifted to hospital

 

A young GAA player was removed by the Rescue 118 helicopter from a Co Donegal GAA pitch after suffering a fall on Thursday.

The girl was taking part in an U16 game at Downings GAA ground when the incident happened at about 9pm.

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It is understood the girl fell awkwardly and hurt her neck. Eye-witnesses said the girl could not move after the fall.

An ambulance was called and the Rescue 118 helicopter arrived on the scene a short time later. The girl was flown to Letterkenny University Hospital.

Her condition is not yet known.

"People were glad to see us coming and happy to have such a big event run in Downings"

The event, hosted by the Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club, had been in the planning for quite a while.

Downings host the Donegal Gaeltacht Finals this weekend

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