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'No eyewitnesses' to identify assailant of comatose GAA player

Victim’s alleged attacker said to have stood over the player and told him “you won’t get up from that”.

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A TEAM-MATE OF brutally-injured GAA player Mark McGovern has been told “you will not get an eyewitness,” despite police appealing for more information about the incident via their anonymous tip line, according to SF Weekly.

McGovern was left in a coma after an “off-the-ball” incident during a Gaelic football match in San Francisco.

It is unclear exactly how the player was injured, but a police investigation is currently under way.

The BBC reports that, despite the lack of eyewitnesses, the player who caused the injury has been identified.

Joe Duffy, the coach of McGovern’s Ulster San Francisco, claimed he didn’t see the incident, but said one of his players saw the alleged assailant standing over McGovern following his attack.

The player in question allegedly told McGovern “you won’t get up from that,” in an attack that led the victim to lie “in the fetal position on his back” and causing him to have seizures.

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According to a report in the Irish Daily Star, the player is in critical condition.

Read more: GAA star in coma after clash in US match>

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