Support encouraged for Limerick sportsman

Popular Limerick rugby player Seán Rigney.

LIMERICK’S sporting community are being invited to support a local player who underwent major surgery in Australia.

Seán Rigney (Young Munster) wasn’t long in Sydney when he made an impact with Southern Districts RFC.

As noted in a GoFundMe comment: “His impact on the team was immediate, promising a bright season ahead.

It continued: “However, Seán’s journey took an unexpected turn when he fell ill and was hospitalised. Sean’s condition deteriorated rapidly, leading to the urgent need for open-heart surgery.”

The post added: “Seán faces a challenging road to recovery, far from home and family. The financial strain of medical expenses, coupled with the inability to work during his illness and recovery is heartbreaking.

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“We’re reaching out to the rugby community and beyond, asking for your support. Your donations will provide crucial assistance to Sean during this difficult time, helping cover medical costs and living expenses as he focuses on regaining his health.”

In the region of $50,000 has already been raised through the GoFundMe, and anyone who wants to donate can do so here.