Tipp camogie star Walsh recovering after horror injury

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.

Tipp camogie star Walsh recovering after horror injury

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.

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.

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.”

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