Jamie Wall taking steps rose the roof at the Cork 1990 double celebration

The Cork underage dual star walked into the Rochestown Park hotel function with the aid of an Exo-skeleton.

Jamie was greeted by Marty Morrissey, who hosted the function held to honour Cork’s 1990 All-Ireland winning hurling and football teams.

The gala lunch sold-out, with over 600 attendees and proceeds went to the Friends of Jamie Wall fund and the Friends of Dessie Fitzgerald fund.

Now 23, the former dual Cork minor and U21 player was paralysed from the midriff down by a spinal abscess last year.

Marty also speaks with Jamie’s coach Colin O’Shaughnessy, whose Cork gym holds Ireland’s only Exo-skeleton. Jamie uses the device up to three times a week to simulate walking movements.

Jamie has described the motivation to walk again as "my All-Ireland".


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