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Armagh GAA star out of intensive care after injury in club game on Friday night

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Ronan Clarke
Ronan Clarke

A former Armagh GAA star has been moved out of intensive care after sustaining a head injury in a club game on Friday night.

Ronan Clarke was playing for club side Pearse Og against Maghery. 

He was taken to Craigavon Hospital after it was reported that the 32-year-old collided with a goalpost during the game on Friday night.

The two-time GAA All-Star was put into a medically-induced coma by doctors but has since been woken from it and has been speaking.

Armagh GAA took to social media to say there has been "an improvement in his condition".

"He's still not out of the woods and continues to need your prayers, but he has taken a small step in the right direction.

"His family have been made aware of the thousands of people, not only from Armagh and indeed Ireland, but from right across the world that have sent messages of support and best wishes.

"To everyone that has taken the time to send those, his family are eternally grateful." 

Ronan will continue to undergo tests in the coming days as his recovery continues.