Tributes have been paid following the death of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in a tragic accident at her home in Co Monaghan.
The community is in shock following the incident at the Carrickmacross property on Wednesday night.
The girl, known locally as Aoibhe Byrne, was pronounced dead at the scene and the Health and Safety Agency is now investigating.
In a statement issued to Independent.ie, the Health and Safety Agency said: “We are aware of the incident and have launched an investigation to determine the circumstances.”
Local Sinn Féin councilor Noel Keelan said the entire community was stunned with shock.
He said: “She was a lovely girl and very involved in the local GAA and sports clubs. Everyone is in shock. We will all wrap around the family now in their time of need.”
Mrs. Byrne attended Colaiste Dun an Ri in Co Cavan and was a talented sportswoman.
An obituary published on Rip.ie read: “Aoibhe’s passing brings indescribable sadness to her heartbroken family, she is loved beyond words and will be missed forever.”
Ms Byrne played GAA with Magheracloone Mitchells, basketball with Carrick Cruisers and soccer with Carrick Rovers AFC
A tribute was paid to the 14-year-old on social media following her death.
In a post on Facebook, Carrick Rovers AFC said: “Carrick Rovers AFC would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family on their sudden and tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. May she rest in peace.”
Magheracloone Mitchell’s GAA Club said: “In light of the tragic news we received last night, as a mark of respect, all club activities are suspended until further notice.”
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