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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Boy (13) dies after being hit by sliotar at Kilkenny school

In what has been described as a “tragic accident”, a 13-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a sliotar at St. Kieran’s College, Walkinslough, Co. Kilkenny yesterday.

The boy collapsed after being hit by the sliotar and was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

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Gardaí have stated that they are treating the boy’s death as a tragic accident and a file is being prepared for the Coroner’s Court.

A statement from St. Kieran’s College to the local radio station KCLR FM said; “St. Kieran’s College deeply regrets that a tragic accident happened at lunchtime yesterday involving a young student of our school.”

The college stated that students were playing as normal before the incident occurred while adding, “This is a terrible tragedy for his family, friends, parish and all in our school community. You will understand the need for privacy at this time.”

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“Each and every one of our students are precious to us – we pray for each other today – May St. Kieran be for us a support at this time.”

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