A defibrillator was needed to rescue the player
A Leitrim U21 footballer is currently recovering in hospital after suffering a medical emergency during a game yesterday afternoon.
Alan McTague was playing a Hastings Cup Shield semi-final against Roscommon when he collapsed in the Rathcline GAA grounds in south Longford.
The midfielder was immediately attended to and a defibrillator was obtained to resuscitate him. He was later transferred to a hospital in Galway.
It is reported that McTague had ''no issues'' prior the game but is being kept in hospital to undergo further medical tests.
Following the incident, people have taken to social media to wish Alan McTague well in his recovery and commend those who acted in time to prevent a fatality.
@LeitrimGAA well done to everyone involved @ Alan McTague get well soon ! Importance of aed is has been proven twice now !— cathal joyce (@cathaljoyce) January 24, 2016
Leitrim U21 star Alan McTigue recovering after on-field collapse - Gaelic games - Leitrim Observer https://t.co/KiKbsoxKcq— Ciaran Mullooly (@ciaranmullooly) January 24, 2016