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Tributes paid as GAA fan dies in stadium at Limerick v Clare hurling match

Tributes have been paid to the Clare supporter who died in Saturday night’s Limerick hurling game against Clare Munster Seniors.

John Walsh (73) died shortly after being thrown into the North Stand at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

The main GAA supporter is believed to have suffered a heart attack, reports The Mirror.

An Garda Síochána spokesperson confirmed that officers attended a medical incident on Ennis Road at around 7pm on Saturday night.

“A man, aged in his 70s, later passed away following the incident,” said the Garda spokesperson, reports The Mirror.

Mr Walsh was sitting in the uncovered grandstand. The tragic incident happened in the first half.

A person who was near the medical emergency at the stadium sent their condolences to the man’s family and praised the emergency services for their response.

“Sympathies to the family of the poor man who passed away near us at the match this evening. Well done to the paramedics who worked on him. So sad. May he rest in peace,” they tweeted, reports The Mirror.

The game ended with a one-point victory for Clare and it was the first loss for Irish champions Limerick in the Hurling Championship for almost four years.

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