Minute's applause for Kate

April 24, 2022

The late Kate Moran in possession against Wexford during the 2017 All-Ireland U16 final at the Coralstown/Kinnegad GAA grounds. ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

There will be a minute's applause in memory of young camogie star Kate Moran during the Connacht SFC quarter-final meeting Mayo and Galway at Hastings MacHale Park this afternoon.

In an emotional tribute, all supporters attending the fixture are asked to applaud in the 12th minute in recognition of the number 12 jersey worn by Kate in the 2017 All-Ireland U16 final.

Kate Moran, 20, tragically passed away at University Hospital Galway last Tuesday after sustaining a head injury while playing for her club Athenry in a league match in Ardrahan the day before.

A rising camogie star, Kate won two All-Ireland U16 medals with Galway and was also on the county minor team that lost to Cork in the 2018 All-Ireland final.

Kate, who would have been 21 next week, was laid to rest at Templemoyle Cemetery in Newcastle, Athenry on Friday after hundereds of mourners gathered for the funeral in the Church of The Sacred Heart, Ryehill, Monivea.

She is survived by her parents Mary and Cathal, brother Thady, sisters Leah and Saoirse, grandparents Bridie Moran and Amelia Murphy, and her boyfriend TJ Brennan, who is a member of the Galway senior hurling team.


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