October 27, 2021

Body of man found at GAA sports field removed to regional hospital

The body of a man who died after he was discovered at a GAA field has been removed to University Hospital Waterford (UHW) for a post mortem examination.

The victim, who was in his 30s, was found at the GAA sportsfield in Clonmel on Thursday night.

Ambulance and a fire brigade crew who arrived at the scene at about 10.30pm found the man and took him to the nearby South Tipperary General Hospital.

Tragically, the man later died. His body was removed to the regional hospital this morning where an autposy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.

A Garda spokesperson told KilkennyNow.ie this morning: “Gardaí from Clonmel were called to a sports field on Western Road, Clonmel at approximately 10pm on November 5, 2020 where a man was receiving medical treatment. The man was brought to South Tipperary General Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

“A post mortem is scheduled to take place at University Hospital Waterford tomorrow. The scene has since been preserved for a technical examination and Gardaí are gathering CCTV from the area.”

Gardai said there is “no suggestion of foul play” at this stage of the investigation.

Gardai are investigating the matter.

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