CARRICKMORE GAA club have paid tribute to the efforts of the three Omagh brothers who came to the aid of one of their players in a dramatic turn of events during Saturday night’s league clash at Pairc Colmcille.
The Omagh Carrickmore game was delayed for almost ten minutes of the second half following a serious injury to Carmen forward Colm McGurk.
The three Gallagher brothers from Omagh, who are all doctors, attended to Carmen player. Turlough and Hugh Gallagher had been playing in the game, while Michéal came down from the stands to provide assistance.
McGurk had to be stretchered off and it was discovered that he had suffered a serious concussion.
In the aftermath the Carrickmore club used social media to pay tribute to the efforts of the Gallagher brothers.
“We would like to wish Colm Mc Gurk a speedy recovery after picking up an injury in tonight’s league game against Omagh.
“On behalf of An Charraig Mhór GFC we would like to thank the thre Gallagher brothers, Hugh, Micheàl and Turlough for their very professional help to Colm.
“It is on occasions like this that true Gaels of the GAA set aside the colour of their jerseys and become one.”
Ronan McMahon of the Carrickmore club added on Facebook, “Total respect and gratitude to the three Gallagher brothers tonight in Carrickmore’s match v Omagh. One of our players received a serious injury and these men all attended to him. Two of them weree playing for Omagh and the other was in the crowd (all docotrs) top men. Exactly what the GAA is all about.”
Hugh Gallagher, one of the three bothers responded and said: “Only to happy to help and hope he has a speedy recovery.”
For the record Omagh won the game 1-11 to 1-07 while the weekend also brought wins for Ardboe, Dromore, Clonoe, Coalisland, Pomeroy, Erigal Ciaran and Trillick.
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