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Kilmihil criticise lack of medical presence at Cusack Park

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A medical presence should be essential in Cusack Park for major matches within the GAA calendar, Clare clubs have said.

Kilmihil GAA called on the County Board to ensure medical personnel such as a doctor and ambulance are on site at Cusack Park “for semi-finals, finals and any major matches. Player welfare in Cusack Park should be paramount,” their motion to the 2019 Convention read.

Speaking at The Auburn Lodge, Eoin Downes stressed that the motion was focused on player welfare. He recalled an incident during this year’s Senior B football final in which they beat Éire Óg 2-15 0-13 “a player of ours got injured, he was crying out in pain and there was nobody there to help”.

The Kilmihil delegate pointed out that there was a significant wait in medical services arriving to Cusack Park at the time. Kilrush Shamrocks seconded the motion.

Chairman of the County Board, Joe Cooney commented, “It is important to think of other venues or is this for Cusack Park only”. He added, “There will be medical personnel if it is possible to get them”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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