DERRY CITY FC Chairman, Mr Philip O’Doherty has expressed his ‘shock and sadness’ at the tragic events which unfolded in Buncrana on Sunday evening and promised midfielder, Josh Daniels the club’s full support.
Josh tragically lost his mother, Ruth, his younger sister Jodie-Lee, brother-in-law Sean McGrotty and nephews Mark and Evan in an incident at Buncrana Pier when the car they were in appeared to slide off the slipway into the waters of Lough Swilly.
Mr O’Doherty issued the following statement on behalf of Derry City Football Club.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, the manager, the staff and the players of Derry City I want to express our shock and sadness at the tragedy that happened in Buncrana on Sunday night.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Daniels and McGrotty families in this most painful time.
“Our thoughts are especially with our colleague and team mate, Josh Daniels who has been with this club since he was a boy.
“We are conscious of the depth of his loss. Inadequate as it is, everyone at the club wants to assure him that they will be with him in the coming days and, more importantly, in the weeks and months that lie ahead’.