Georgia was our “happy-go-lucky superstar”

Tributes have been paid to young Georgia Doherty, who was tragically killed in a road traffic collision on Sunday.
Tributes have been paid to young Georgia Doherty, who was tragically killed in a road traffic collision on Sunday.

The family of the young Donegal girl tragically killed in a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Derry on Sunday have said they will remember her as their ‘happy-go-lucky superstar.”

Thirteen-year-old Georgia Doherty (Saddler), from Clar in Redcastle, was involved in the collision with her older sister, Lisa,shortly after 5pm on the Glenshane Road.

Lisa is described as being in a stable condition at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

In a statement issued by her family, they said they would remember young Georgia as their “happy go lucky superstar.”

They said: “In her short life Georgia touched many people as she was a vivacious, bright, loving and caring girl whose loss will be greatly mourned by all those who came

to know her.”

Georgia was a first year student at Moville Community College and a former pupil of Scoil Naomh Fionan, Whitecastle.

Her family described how she was also a “very keen sports person and played with distinction for Inishowen Under 14’s at both soccer and Gaelic.

They added: “Georgia was an ever present at Redcastle FC games and also supported Liverpool and Celtic.”

“In her short life Georgia touched many people as she was a vivacious, bright, loving and caring girl whose loss will be greatly mourned by all those who came to know her.”

Principal of Moville Community College, Eamonn Ryan, said Georgia was a “bright, bubbly girl who was full of energy.”

He said the thoughts and prayers of everyone at the school were with her family.

Mr. Patrick Patton, principal of Scoil Naomh Fionan described her as a “wonderful” young girl who was “very open and warm-hearted.”

Moville County Councillor Martin Farren said the entire community across the Foyle side and Inishowen peninsula was “shocked and saddened” by the loss of the young girl.

He said: “I was down at Moville Community College and they all described her as a great young girl. Everyone is in shock. Georgia was just starting out in life. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and with her sister.”

Support is being offered to the pupils of Moville Community College as they come to terms with the loss of their popular classmate.

The National Educational Psychology Service (NEPs) went to the school on Monday morning and is supporting teachers and students. First year students are also being aided by the school’s Mentor Support System.