Defibrillator installed at Sean Dolans GAC Creggan

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly welcoming the news that Sean Dolans GAC have received the help of NI Sport to install a defibrillator at their new Creggan grounds.

Councillor Kelly said

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

“I am a keen sports fan and 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 to provide this vital piece of emergency equipment at their sports grounds.

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

In emergency situations time is of the essence and the quicker paramedics can get access to a defibrillator the more lives can be saved