Health and Safety Authority 'aware' of teen's death

The incident happened on Wednesday.

The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed it is “aware” of an incident that lead to the death of a local teenager.

14 year old Aoibhe Byrne was killed in what’s described as a “tragic accident” on Wednesday evening.

There's widespread shock following her death, with tributes being paid.

Aoibhe Byrne from the Lisnaclea area of Magheracloone, was a student at Coláiste Dún an Rí in Kingscourt.

The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed it is “aware” of the incident. In a statement to The Anglo-Celt the organisation said it is “making the relevant enquiries at this time”.

Coláiste Dún an Rí has issued a statement at the "devastating loss".

"Our hearts are breaking as we come to terms with the devastating loss of our dear student Aoibhe Byrne. Our sincere sympathies to Olivia, Gary, Oisín, Saoirse, Carolan and Gary Óg, her extended family and her friends.

"Rest in Peace Aoibhe, you’re always in our hearts."

Her death notice says her death "brings an indescribable grief to her heartbroken family".

"She is loved beyond words and will be forever missed by her mammy Olivia & her daddy Gary, her sister Saoirse and her brothers Oisín, Caolán & Gary Óg, her nanny & grandad Margaret & Kevin Boylan, her grandad Ollie Byrne, her aunts, uncles, cousins, her many friends and all the extended Byrne & Boylan families."

Her local club, Magheracloone Mitchells, suspended all activities following news of her death yesterday evening.

In a post on social media, the club paid tribute to Aoibhe and her sporting abilities.

"Our hearts are broken as we try to come to terms with the terrible news of the sudden passing of Aoibhe.

Aoibhe was a member of our U16 girls team and started playing with the club at U10 level. She was always smiling and always having the craic. Her bubbly personality will be remembered for all eternity."

Aoibhe's funeral mass will take place in St. Peter and St Paul's Church in lower Magheracloone on Sunday at 11:30am, followed by burial in the adjoining new cemetery.