Shane Walsh out of semi-final

Shane Walsh

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Galway have been dealt a cruel blow ahead of Sunday week’s Connacht semi-final, with the news that talented forward Shane Walsh is out of the match.

The Kilkerrin/Clonberne clubman was travelling home in the early hours of the morning having played for his county in a challenge match in Limerick against Cork yesterday evening when the car he was travelling in was involved in a fatal accident on the N17 near Tuam. A 55 year-old man died in the collision, in which the Galway player reportedly suffered a fractured arm. A report on the accident is here.

The ramifications of this tragic incident obviously go much further than a football match to be played on Sunday week. Condolences to the relatives and friends of the unfortunate victim of last night’s accident and here’s hoping that Shane Walsh and any others injured last night make a speedy recovery.

20 thoughts on “Shane Walsh out of semi-final

  1. Puts everything into perspective.Ar dheis dé roimh anam an duine atá marbh.

  2. Definitely puts everything into perspective, RIP to the deceased and speedy recovery for walsh both mental and physical

    Wrt the match, this has more than likely put paid to any slim Galway chances but it’s only a game at the end of the day and the main thoughts are obviously with family and friends of deceased and the speedy recovery of the injured. Never nice to hear such news 🙁

  3. Ya massive blow to Galway to lose one of their best scoring forwards however the main news is the man that lost his life and too many are dying on our roads RIP.

  4. Terrible news.

    Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

    Best of luck to Shane Walsh and any other injured parties in their recovery physical and mental.

  5. Terribly sad news.

    Best wishes to Shane and sympathies to family and friends of deceased.
    Awful thing to happen.

  6. Condolences to Shane and all involved in tragedy. Puts football in perspective

  7. Lord grant eternal rest to the unfortunate man that died and condolences to his family and friends I was looking forward to watching Shane Walsh play I wish him a speedy recovery

  8. Tragic for all involved, rip to the deceased and get well soon to the injured young men

  9. That’s desperate news for all involved. Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Rest in peace.

  10. Dreadful news and a dreadful tragedy, May God help the family of the deceased and a speedy recovery to all involved. Life has a way of levelling perspective and giving us all a reality check.

  11. rivalry is brilliant, it brings respect, along with respect it brings empathy, and sympathy. im genuinly saddened for shane walsh, and the poor man who lost his life. such a talented lad, you like to see the good footballers become great, and he is in that bracket! hopefully we will see him back to the fore asap, im sure every mayo and indeed all supporters wish him a speedy recovery.

  12. Terrible news. So sorry for the family of the man who lost his life. Hope for a speedy recovery by Shane Walsh also.

  13. Thats very sad news to hear. Best wishes to Shane Walsh in his recovery. Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man as well.

    I also seen online that Michael Lyster was taken to hospital, over the week-end, I know he had heart problems in the past so hopefully its nothing serious, best wishes to him on a speedy recovery.

  14. Good luck to Shane. Has makings of a fine player. Speedy recovery. Think Galway will push on harder now for him.

  15. A tragedy for all involved. Condolences to the family of the deceased. Best wishes to Shane.

  16. Terrible news. So sorry for the the man and his family who lost his life. Very sorry for Shane Walsh , This could be anyones story if their luck is out, This puts football into perspective

  17. A terrible tragedy. Unfortunately, it’s all too common on our roads at the moment.

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