Well wishes flood in for young footballers after truck fall

by Rebecca Ryan

Southside communities have been sending their well wishes to Enniskerry GAA Club, after a number of young men fell from a truck.

On Saturday evening, members of the club were celebrating a county football championship win.

Nine people were injured after falling from the trailer of the articulated lorry they were celebrating on.

They were taken by ambulance to Tallaght and St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment.

At the weekend, Enniskerry GAA Club said the lads are doing ok, but some will need surgery.

“Thankfully all the lads are doing ok. Three were sent home in the early hours of this morning, another two have been sent home earlier today, with another expected this evening leaving.

“Three remaining in Vincent’s. No injuries are life threatening, however some do require surgery.”

The club thanked everyone for their support. They added: “Although it was under the worst circumstances we ever could have imagined, last night proved what a great village and community we have around us.”

Many have been sending their thoughts to the young men.

One wrote online: “Thank God all the lads are doing well. Speedy recovery and congratulations on your great win…”

Another wrote: “Thank goodness no one was killed. Thinking of all the people who were injured and wishing you all a speedy recovery.”

Gardaí told Dublin Gazette that inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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