Man Shot During Soccor Match In Rearcross Discharged From Hospital


Garda say a soccer player  on the Rearcross Junior B team that sustained a gunshot wound to his arm during a match on Saturday night in Rearcross has been discharged from hospital.  The 32 year old man was playing in a game under floodlights and suffered the injury shortly after 9pm.  Players and spectators reported hearing the player letting out a cry of pain before falling to the ground. The emergency services were alerted while club officials tended to the injured player and the league game was abandoned. The injured man was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and was then taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for further assessment. Ballymackey FC Club Chairman George Haverty says the Tipperary and District League has offered players and club officials counselling.  The Rearcross club are wishing their team mate a speedy recovery.  

The scene has been preserved for forensic and technical examination and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.  They are particularly appealing to anyone who may have been hunting in the area at the time to come forward.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067- 50450 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.