Daniel O'Reilly confirmed as Laois footballer with serious head injuries following late night assault 2 years ago

Daniel O'Reilly confirmed as Laois footballer with serious head injuries following late night assault

The footballer was attacked by a number of assailants in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

It was reported this morning that a senior Laois GAA footballer was assaulted in a late night attack in Carlow town in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Daniel O'Reilly, a footballer in his early 20s, was attacked while waiting at a taxi rank in the Potato Market area of Carlow town shortly after 1am on Monday.

The altercation, which involved a number of assailants, left O'Reilly in serious condition with a number of fractures to his skull. O'Reilly was brought to St Luke's Hospital where his condition was described as serious but stable.

JOE reached out to Peter O'Neill, Chairperson of Laois GAA, who shared his best wishes for the player.

"We wish him and his family the very best and Laois GAA will do anything to help him," he said. 

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has sent his best wishes to O'Reilly and his family and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

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