Glowing tributes have poured in for a champion Irish athlete, who sustained serious head injuries in a freak fall, just hours after celebrating winning a bronze medal at the FISU World University Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland.

Ailish Sheehan, (23), from Kildimo, Co Limerick, accidentally fell on a footpath last Sunday evening.

Hours earlier she and her teammates Rebecca Edwards, Annie Withers and Gillian Cooper, crossed the finish line in to take bronze for Team Great Britain.

Sheehan’s family, including her parents John and Catherine, and sisters Niamh and Aine, are keeping a vigil at her hospital bedside.

John and Catherine have asked friends and family to pray for their daughter’s recovery.

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