Defibrillator installed at Sean Dolan’s GAA Club

Councillor Colly Kelly with Sean Dolans GAC member Eamonn McGinley with the new defibrillator.

Councillor Colly Kelly with Sean Dolans GAC member Eamonn McGinley with the new defibrillator.

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A potentially life-saving defibrillator has been installed at Sean Dolan’s new Creggan grounds following support from NI Sport.

Welcoming the development, Sinn Fein councillor Colly Kelly said the sudden death of Tyrone footballer Cormac McAnallen in 2004 brought home to everyone the need to be prepared in the event of an emergency.

“In 2011 I got unanimous backing for a motion in the then Derry City Council calling for the introduction of defibrillators at council facilities and for staff to be trained in their use. I feel it’s very important to widen that out across all the similar facilities across the city.

“There are many sporting organisations such as the GAA who have taken the lead on this issue and are proactively fundraising.

“In the case of Sean Dolan’s GAC they have received the help of NI Sport to have this life saving equipment at their newly opened Creggan sports ground.”