Hundreds pay respects at family home of camogie player Kate Moran

Camogie player died in an accidental collision during a match earlier this week

Hundreds of people gathered for the second evening in a row in Co Galway to pay their respects to the young camogie player who died in an accidental collision during a match earlier this week.

Kate Moran, who was due to celebrate her 21st birthday on Monday week, will be laid to rest this Friday afternoon in Athenry in Co Galway.

On Wednesday night, hundreds of people attended a candlelit vigil at Kenny Park GAA stadium in Athenry.

On Thursday, hundreds more paid their respects at the Moran family home in Monivea, where the NUI Galway commerce student lay in repose.


Her funeral Mass will take place at 1pm on Friday at the Church of the Sacred Heart at Ryehill outside Monivea. She will be laid to rest afterwards at Templemoyle Cemetery in Newcastle, Athenry.

The eldest in a family of four, she is survived by her parents Mary and Cathal, brother Thady and sisters Leah and Saoirse.

She is also survived by her boyfriend TJ Brennan, who is a member of the Galway senior hurling team, and by her grandparents Bridie Moran and Amelia Murphy.

Kate was injured playing for Athenry in a senior league game against Ardrahan on Monday evening following an accidental collision. She was treated at the scene in Ardrahan before being rushed to University Hospital Galway where she was pronounced dead on Tuesday.