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Father and daughter still in hospital after crash

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Father and daughter still in hospital after crash thumbnailJennifer Sherry.

A FATHER and daughter from Rostrevor, who were involved in a serious road crash last Monday (January 9), are still in hospital recovering from their injuries.

Damian and Jennifer Sherry were involved in a three vehicle collision in Ballymoney as they were travelling to Coleraine so Miss Sherry could sit an exam at Ulster University.

Mr Sherry is currently recovering in the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, while Miss Sherry, a Gaelic footballer for St Bronagh's GAA club, is in a "stable" condition at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Another man and a woman were also injured in the collision, which happened on the Ballymena Road close to the Kilraughts roundabout at around 7.45am.

There has been an outpour of support from the local community since the crash and St Bronagh's, whom Miss Sherry and her sister Danielle both play for, said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Ladies footballer Jennifer Sherry and her father Damian who are both currently in hospital following an accident.

“We also extend our thoughts to Danielle and Ann during this difficult time."

Miss Sherry's former school, Our Lady's Grammar, has also extended their best wishes to the Sherry family.

“On behalf of myself and all the staff and students of Our Lady's, I would like to extend best wishes to Jennifer and her Daddy, Damian for their recovery," said Principal, Mrs Fiona McAlinden.

“Jennifer was a valued member of our school community while she was a student. She was involved in many charitable and voluntary activities as well as being a committed member of our Gaelic football team.

“After leaving Our Lady's, Jennifer stayed in touch with us through her support of events organised by our Past Pupils Union, including modelling at the OLS Top Model Fashion Show in April 2014.

“We will continue to keep Jennifer and her Daddy in our thoughts and prayers in the weeks and months ahead."

Newry, Mourne and Down Council Chairperson Gillian Fitzpatrick, added: "I send out my thoughts and prayers to the family. The community will rally round them and look after them.

“We hope that Jennifer and her Daddy make a speedy and full recovery."

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