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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.