The young man was rushed the hospital after school officials successfully performed CPR. Although the boy is apparently in stable condition, he remains in the ICU of a Dublin hospital, having been put in a medically-induced coma to aid recovery.
According to the Irish Mirror, the family is hopeful that there is no permanent damage.
Trauma to the testicles can cause extreme pain, and also a huge release of adrenalin.
"A heart attack could certainly result from severe testicular pain from squeezing," Dr. Irwin Goldstein, urologist and director of San Diego Sexual Medicine, told Gizmodo.