A young girl injured when a goalpost fell on her as she was playing in a Gaelic football match has settled her action for damages against the GAA for €50,000.
Jessica Fidgeon Cush, of Orlynn Park, Lusk, Co Dublin, was 11 when she was hit on the head by a goalpost while playing on a pitch at Starlights GAA club, Collinstown, Co Dublin, on 21 October 2006.
Ms Cush told the High Court that when the goalpost hit her she did not know what had happened.
She said that after the accident she had moved out of goal and played soccer instead, in a midfield position.
Her lawyer told the court she had suffered a significant trauma and it was later discovered she had suffered a neck injury.
He said she had nightmares and flashbacks and suffered from headaches after the accident.
Through her father, Ms Cush sued the GAA, as the association responsible for the organisation, control and supervision of the playing of Gaelic games in the State.
It was claimed the goalpost had been allowed to be or remain in a dangerous and unsafe condition.
There was an alleged failure to carry out any appropriate inspection of the goalpost.
It was also alleged there was a failure to ensure the goalpost was adequately secured.