February 23, 2024

Kilkenny student dies after being hit with sliothar

A teenager boy has died following a tragedy accident at a school on Monday.

The first year student of St Kieran’s College was taken to St Luke’s General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

KilkennyNow understands the boy, who was from Gowran was injured when he was hit by a sliotar while playing with friends at lunchtime.

Gardaí say they are treating the incident as a tragic accident.

A file will be prepared for the coroner’s court.

In a statement to KCLR St Kieran’s College said: “St Kieran’s deeply regrets that a tragic accident happened at lunchtime (Monday) involving a young student of our school.

“The accident occurred while the students were playing normally.

“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.

“Prayers and offers of support have been pouring in and are greatly appreciated.

“Psychologists from the National Educational Psychological Service are present with us in the school supporting and advising teachers in their efforts to care for our students at this time.

“The school continues to be open to parents, to support them and to offer them advice and guidance.

“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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