Former Derry captain Kevin McCloy in serious condition after collapsing during club game last night
The former All-Star and Derry captain was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a club championship game in Owenbeg last night.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, McCloy was standing over a free-kick only 11 minutes into the club championship clash between his club, Lavey GAA and Magherafelt, when he collapsed on the pitch.
McCloy is believed to have lost his pulse for three minutes before doctors managed to revive him at the scene and he was then taken by an ambulance to Altnagelvin Area Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. Understandably, the game was immediately abandoned following the incident.
Lavey GAA club posted an encouraging update on McCloy’s condition late last night on their Twitter account last night, while numerous well-known GAA personalities also took to Twitter to express their support for a very popular figure within the GAA community.
Our captain Kevin McCloy has now been transferred to the hospital&is showing signs of improvement. Please keep him in your thoughts and ...
— laveygac (@laveygac) August 13, 2014
McCloy has played both Gaelic Football and Hurling for Derry and he was awarded with an All-Star at full-back in the big ball code in 2007, a year in which he helped the Oak Leafers to a National League title.
The thoughts of everyone at JOE are with Kevin and his family at this difficult time and here’s hoping he can make a full recovery.