His school released a statement.
The funeral of Aoibhe Byrne, who died in a tragic accident this week, will take place this morning.
There was widespread shock at the death of the 14-year-old, who was a well-known pupil of Coláiste Dún an Rí at Kingscourt.
“Our hearts break as we come to terms with the devastating loss of our dear student Aoibhe Byrne. Our sincere condolences to Olivia, Gary, Oisín, Saoirse, Carolan and Gary Óg, her extended family and friends,” the school said in a statement. a statement released after his death.
“Rest in peace Aoibhe, you are always in our hearts.”
From the Lisnaclea area of Magheracloone, Aoibhe was also well known in GAA circles.
His local club, Magheracloone Mitchells, suspended all activities following news of his death last night.
In a social media post, the club paid tribute to Aoibhe and his sporting abilities.
“Our hearts are broken as we try to come to terms with the terrible news of Aoibhe’s sudden passing.
Aoibhe was a member of our U16 women’s team and started playing with the club at U10 level. She always smiled and always had the craic. Her bubbly personality will be remembered for eternity.”
She is survived by her parents Olivia and Gary, her sister Saoirse, her brothers Oisín, Caolán and Gary Óg and her extended family. She was predeceased by her little brother Ciaran.
His funeral will take place at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in lower Magheracloone at 11.30am this morning, followed by interment in the new adjoining cemetery.
His funeral can be viewed HERE.
The Health and Safety Authority confirmed it was “aware” of the incident. In a statement to The Anglo-Celt, the organization said it was “currently making the necessary inquiries”.