GAA Player Dies In Training

A young GAA player has collapsed during training and died in a suspected case of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

Ciaran Carr, 20, from Clondalkin, Co Dublin, died as he was training with his local Round Towers GAA Club on Friday evening.

He was participating in an indoor circuit training session when he suddenly fell forward and collapsed.

Ciaran, a sports management student of Inchicore College, was talented at both hurling and football.

Round Tower GAA Club said it wished to express its "profound sadness and shock" at the passing of young Ciaran Carr.

"Ciaran made an outstanding contribution to Round Tower GAA Club during his life and gave great commitment as a footballer and hurler. Above all, Ciaran was our friend and his untimely passing has brought great sorrow and grief amongst the Round Tower GAA Club community and the wider Clondalkin community," a club spokesman said.

He added: "Ciaran had a love of sports and was a very happy character who people loved to be around. Ciaran represented Dublin footballers from Under 12 level and played with the county through the ranks, and was part of the Under 21 training panel last year. To his parents Philip and Gemma, club supporters and friends, and his extended family and many friends, we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences."


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