Belfast Telegraph

Tributes to little Northern Ireland girl Bronagh Kinney (7) - death linked to meningitis

By Claire Williamson

Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old girl from Cushendall who died following a short illness.

It's believed Bronagh Kinney died at the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast just days after becoming ill with meningitis.

She was a primary four pupil at Glena Primary School in Cushendall. Bronagh was part of many sporting groups - all of which paid tribute to her.

Parish priest Fr Luke McWilliams told the Belfast Telegraph that her family are getting a lot of support from the community.

He said: "Bronagh was a lovely wee girl and she was really looking forward to her First Communion this year.

"She was very popular in her school, and she would be very much missed by the community.

"They are getting a lot of support from the community and they are coping remarkably well considering the tragic nature of the little girl's death.

He added: "It's every parent's nightmare."

Cushendall Camogie Club of which Bronagh was one of their Under 8 players said they were "saddened" to hear of her passing.

It said: "We would like to extend our sympathy to the entire Kinney family at this sad time."

The Glens Youth Club said: "The committee, staff and members of The Glens Youth Club are saddened to learn of the tragic passing of our junior member Bronagh Kinney RIP.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at The Glens Youth Club are with Shane, Gina, Michael, Clodagh, Liam, Niall and the entire Kinney family at this sad time."

Ruairi OG CLG camogie club said it was "tragic news" and that the thoughts and prayers of the club were with the Kinney family.

The young girl's funeral will take place on Wednesday at St Mary's Church in Cushendall.

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