Woman sues school over hockey injury to ankle

A woman who slipped and wound her ankle three years ago while she went to retrieve a hockey globe that had gone out of gambler has sued in the High Court in the place of damages.

Ailbhe Cole, 22, leaving the Four Courts yesterday. Picture: Collins Courts

Ailbhe Cole was a Leaving Cert scholar at Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny, Killiney, Dublin, and was breeding and playing hockey, it is alleged, in not far from darkness after school on a winter’s close of the day when the accident happened.

Ms Cole, who is at this time studying pharmacology at University College Dublin, before-mentioned the students were playing hockey without ceasing a grit surface and there was ~t any flood-lighting at the pitch.

She told the court she loved plaything, but since the accident she has not been proficient to play any sport.

She furthermore told Mr Justice Raymond Fullam she have power to not wear high heels since the mishap and had to wear sparkly runners to her debs subsequently her Leaving Certificate exams.

Ms Cole, very lately aged 22, of O’Rourke Park, Sallynoggin, Dublin, has sued Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny, Ballinclea Rod, Killiney, since a result of the accident forward November 19, 2012.

She has claimed there was an alleged failure to inaugurate sufficient lighting for the playing battle-~ and that hockey had been, allegedly, allowed to have existence played in the absence of satisfactory lighting.

It was further claimed the territory around the kerb area of the plant was allegedly slippery.

The claims are denied and the educate contends hockey training only occurred public notice permitting.

Opening the case Ms Cole’s plan Paul Burns SC said the institute had since got new facilities and a degree of elevation in 2014. He said Ms Cole, who was a leader of the school hockey team, had gone later than the ball when it went completely of play. She threw back the round onto the pitch and she slipped ~ward a muddy surface, with her ankle hitting the margin of the pitch. He said she suffered of long duration injuries. She later had to desire surgery to have screws inserted in the ankle. Counsel before-mentioned she has been left with fret and poor balance.

Counsel said Ms Cole had to abrogate her plans to go out on her 18th birthday, which came in the weeks behind her fall. Counsel said it was his side’s put in a box that the hockey team were playing in literal darkness.

In evidence, Ms Cole afore~ the ground was wet and the trifling was bad that evening

She uttered she was devastated when she could not gambler sport anymore and she now be able to not do something she loves.

Hockey coach Stephanie Murphy related the school pitch at the time was shell and grit. She said that, in hibernate, the session would finish at 5pm and she was confident of that, as it would subsist getting dark and would be hazardous. She said she always put the safety of the players and students leading.

The case continues before Mr Justice Fullam.

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