The Centre College football team's trip to Ireland ended with a terrifying accident at the Cliffs of Moher when a coach and student-athletes were injured when falling from the cliffs.
The Irish Examiner reported that two men fell from the cliffs in southwestern Ireland. After the Irish Coast Guard and a local search and rescue were team called, one of the individuals had to be airlifted off the cliffs.
Coaches, players and administrators from Centre College, a small private school in Danville, Ky., were traveling around Ireland after last weekend's exhibition game in Northern Ireland, where the Colonels played the the Belfast Trojans of the Irish American Football League.
The school's president John Roush sent an e-mail to students and staff on Thursday morning that said a student-athlete and coach were injured in Ireland, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Roush did not identify them because of privacy laws
There have given no other updates on the condition of either person.
UPDATE: The coach was identified as defensive coordinator Carter Conley. His brother Joe released a brief statement on Thursday, as reported by WKYT News.
They are both in stable condition with non life threatening injuries and they remain hospitalized in Ireland.
Full recoveries are expected. Morale is high and we are all staying positive and counting our blessings.
Like we Centre College Prayin Colonels, always do, both men continue to "Pursue Excellence with a Vengeance" during their recovery process.