Tipperary camogie player Nicole Walsh is recovering at home after her frightening injury caused the abandonment of Saturday evening’s All-Ireland Championship meeting of Tipp and Waterford at The Ragg.
The Borris-Ileigh player fell heavily late in the match and was treated extensively on the field for a suspected neck injury. With no ambulance at the ground, there was a 25-minute wait for further medical assistance. And Walsh was eventually transported to hospital via air ambulance.
By then, Cork referee Andrew Larkin had abandoned the match, with Waterford leading 1-15 to 0-14 with four minutes of normal time remaining. The game will be replayed at a later date.
Sunday afternoon, Tipperary camogie confirmed Walsh had suffered a serious concussion but had been released from hospital. "All in Tipperary Camogie wish Nicole Walsh a speedy recovery,” the statement added.
"All in Tipperary Camogie wish Nicole Walsh a speedy recovery. She had been released from hospital and is recovering from a bad concussion”— Tipperary Camogie (@camogietipp) June 16, 2019
As the camogie community awaited news of the injury, there had been an outpouring of well-wishes for the popular player.
“Wishing Nicole Walsh, Tipperary Camogie a speedy recovery from the Kilkenny Camogie team and Management,” wrote Kilkenny boss Ann Downey on Twitter.
Wishing Nicole Walsh, Tipperary Camogie a speedy recovery from the Kilkenny Camogie team & Management.— Ann Downey (@AnnDowney17) June 16, 2019
While former Camogie Association president Catherine Neary tweeted: “Best wishes to Nicole Walsh following her injury in yesterday's @LibertyIRL All Ireland Senior @OfficialCamogie Championship match @camogietipp V @deisecamogie. All the #CamogieFamily thought are with Nicole, her family and teammates.”
Best wishes to Nicole Walsh following her injury in yesterday's @LibertyIRLJune 16, 2019