Thursday evening’s U15B Football Championship meeting of Sarsfield’s and Cargin at the Bear Pit came to an abrupt halt following an injury to a young Cargin spectator which require urgent medical attention.
Charlie McLaughlin, an avid Cargin fan, who can be seen pitch side at nearly every Cargin game, whether it be under 7 or Senior, took his usual place at pitch-side but it didn’t turn out to be the night Charlie had hoped for.
After falling on the Sarsfield’s terracing, and due to the severity of the injury at the sideline, the referee had no choice but to “abandon” the fixture due to health and safety concerns.
Cargin U13 coach Cormac McGuckin, of which Charlie is a key part of his panel, tells me that Charlie burst onto the scene only recently and has since made himself an integral part of the club and gets involved in all things Cargin!
Cormac having witnessed the accident told me that Charlie took it in his stride and showed immense bravery and courage throughout but this came as no surprise to McGuckin telling me “Charlie has faced many challenges in the past and always comes through with flying colours, this time will be no different. I hope to see him on the sidelines again very soon”.
McGuckin praised he Sarsfield’s club for their concern and assistance in dealing with the incident and after hospital attention the injury has not turned out to be as bad as was first feared.
Charlie has asked us to pass on his thanks to all who attended him at pitch side and later at hospital and we at the Saffron Gael and all at both Patrick Sarsfield’s and the Erin’s Own Cargin wish Charlie a speedy recovery.