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04th Feb 2022

Twin Antrim footballers who were involved in a car crash are “recovering well”

Lee Costello

“The girls were lucky as it could have been a very different outcome.”

Twin sisters Caitlin and Aoife Taggart, were on their way to County Antrim football training on Friday night, when they were involved in a car accident.

Both aged 21, the young football stars were thankfully okay, but emergency services reportedly needed to use the ‘jaws of life’ (a mechanical rescue tool) to remove Aoife from her vehicle.

They were then taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital’s emergency department in Belfast to be treated. Aoife had suffered a dislocated shoulder, while Caitlin had several cuts and bruises.

Antrim manager, Emma Kelly, has revealed that they are both recovering well.

“The girls are recovering well, still sore as expected but we will hopefully see Caitlin back soon enough, though Aoife will be a few weeks behind due to her shoulder.

“The girls were lucky as it could have been a very different outcome. They’ve been playing for the county from under-14s and are two great girls.

“We wish them a speedy recovery and can’t wait to have them back around the squad.”

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