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Star's dad killed by blood clot

IRISH footballer Paul McShane's father died from a blood clot that travelled to his lungs following an ankle operation, an inquest has heard.

Sean McShane (65) underwent a total right ankle replacement at the Hermitage Medical Clinic, Dublin, on March 2, 2010.

He had been suffering from arthritis in his ankle for some time.

After the operation, he was reported to be mobile and comfortable and he was discharged to his home in Glenview Park, Kilpeddar, Co Wicklow, on March 5 of of last year.

But he was rushed to St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, in the early hours of March 12 after he became unwell.

Staff could not save him and he was pronounced dead some time later.

The former hurler and father-of-three died after a blood clot in his lungs due to deep vein thrombosis in his right calf, Dublin County Coroner's Court heard.

The coroner Dr Kieran Geraghty recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.