There was some sad news announced recently as an Irish athlete is in critical condition in hospital after sustaining serious head injuries in a fall in Poland.
The athlete Ailish Sheehan, (23), from Kildimo, Co Limerick, suffered serious head injuries after falling on a footpath just hours after celebrating winning a Bronze medal at the FISU World University Rowing Championships.
It is understood the freak accident happened just a mere few hours after Ailish finished in third place to take the bronze for Team Great Britain.
The talented rower’s family, including her parents John and Catherine, and sisters Niamh and Aine, are said to be keeping a vigil at her hospital bedside.
A family spokesperson said: “Ailish is in a critical condition. She will need more tests Wednesday and Thursday.”