Frankie Dolan leads tributes to those who saved the life of a Leitrim footballer after collapsing at a game

A defibrillator was needed to rescue the player

BY Sinéad Farrell 10:17 Sunday 24 January 2016, 10:17 24 Jan 2016

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A Leitrim U21 footballer is currently recovering in hospital after suffering a medical emergency during a game yesterday afternoon.

Alan McTague was playing a Hastings Cup Shield semi-final against Roscommon when he collapsed in the Rathcline GAA grounds in south Longford.

The midfielder was immediately attended to and a defibrillator was obtained to resuscitate him. He was later transferred to a hospital in Galway. 

It is reported that McTague had ''no issues'' prior the game but is being kept in hospital to undergo further medical tests.

Following the incident, people have taken to social media to wish Alan McTague well in his recovery and commend those who acted in time to prevent a fatality. 


Glad to hear Alan McTague from leitrim is on the mend after collapsing today in u21 game in Rathcline Gaa.Thankfully the...

Posted by Frankie Dolan on Saturday, 23 January 2016
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