Village's only defibrillator is stolen

Published 06/11/2013 | 05:36

Moyvane GAA Club PRO Áine Cronin with the safe that held the club’s defibrillator.
Moyvane GAA Club PRO Áine Cronin with the safe that held the club’s defibrillator.

THE north Kerry village of Moyvane has been left without its only life-saving defibrillator after a bizzare robbery at the local GAA clubhouse.

Thieves forced their way into the changing rooms of the local GAA club and burst open the safe, hoping to find money.

However, all that was in the safe was a defibrillator. The emergency equipment, which cost the club over €3,000 to install, is only useful for treating heart attack victims. But the thieves took it anyway.

GAA club chairman Johnny Stack said the community is disgusted and sickened by the theft, which could potentially put lives at risk.

He described those repsonsible as thugs and appealed for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the defibrillator to get in touch with gardaí or club members.

Kerryman

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