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Tandragee Rovers youth teams donate defibrillator to town

John Hooks

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John Hooks

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TANDRAGEE Rovers youth teams and coaches have moved to underline the great relationship that exists between the local football club and the community.

The Rovers youth teams and coaches have donated a defibrillator to the town which will be sited at Woods SuperValu store on the edge of Tandragee.

The thinking behind siting the potentially life-saving equipment here is due to the level of footfall this complex attracts.

“Tandragee Rovers already have another defibrillator so it was decided that the spare one would be put to better use if we donated it to the community,” said Rovers spokesperson, Garfield Sherman.

“Also Philip Woods is a great supporter of our club so it was pleasing that the club could work with Philip to get the defibrillator sited at the SuperValu complex.”

Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current (often called a countershock) to the heart which can end the dysrhythmia. Subsequently, the body's natural pacemaker in the sinoatrial node of the heart is able to re-establish normal sinus rhythm.

“We all hope that this piece of equipment is never needed but if it is it is reassuring to know that the club played its part in providing it for the people of Tandragee,” said Garfield.

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