Tuesday 22 January 2019

Hurler (13) gets €15k after keg falls on foot

Kyle’s mother, Denise
Kyle’s mother, Denise

A schoolboy hurler whose right foot was fractured when a beer keg fell on it while he was playing has been awarded €15,000 in damages in the Circuit Civil Court.

Barrister Ivan Daly told the court that Kyle Kiernan (13) had been playing with his Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School in September last year when one of a number of kegs that had been stacked nearby fell and hit his foot.

Mr Daly said Kyle was taken to the emergency department of Temple Street Children's Hospital where X-rays revealed a fracture.


Judge Terence O'Sullivan heard that Kyle had needed to wear a below-knee cast for four weeks.

Through his mother, Denise Kiernan, of Coultry Terrace, Ballymun, Kyle sued the trustees and board of management of Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School and the trustees of Setanta GAA Club, both with an address at Ballymun Road, Dublin, for negligence.

Mr Daly told the court the defendants had made a €15,000 settlement offer, which was approved by the judge.

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