A young Irishwoman has died after suffering injuries in an accident in Poland, where she was competing in a rowing event.

Limerick woman Ailish Sheehan fell and sustained serious head injuries in Poznan last Sunday.

The accident happened following her event in the 2016 FISU World University Championships for Rowing.

The 23-year-old from had been representing the University of London Boat Club in the Women's Four, winning a bronze medal.

Rowing Ireland has extended its condolences to her family and friends, saying it is deeply saddened to learn of her death.

Ms Sheehan was a postgraduate student studying for a masters in design and environment and had previously studied for several years at Notre Dame in the US.

She was from Kildimo, Co Limerick, and was a former member of St Michael's Rowing Club and Dooneen Athletic Club.

The Irish flag is to be flown at half-mast outside Limerick City and County Council headquarters on Monday as a mark of respect for Ms Sheehan.