Irish Daily Star

Mum praises ‘heroes’ for saving her son at match


family of a boy whose heart stopped while playing a juvenile soccer match said yesterday his coaches and emergency first responders who saved him are “heroes”.

Ewan John Sabu (13) collapsed while playing for his local soccer team, Newcastle West Football Club in Limerick, last February.

However, the quick actions of his coaches Mícheál Reidy and Niall McEnery, who immediatel­y contacted the emergency services, and started CPR on Ewan, kept him alive until emergency services arrived and took over.


The emergency teams restarted the boy’s heart and brought him to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) where he was stabilised before his transferra­l to Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin for further treatment.

Ewan’s mother Sandhya Parameswar­an, a nurse in Limerick, said: “The care Ewan received at the scene and in both UHL and Crumlin hospitals was incredible.

“He was looked after so well by his coaches Niall, Mícheál and the parents, by all the emergency services and medical teams.

“They’re all heroes.”

TAOISEACH Simon Harris said he hoped legislativ­e proposals to change the triple lock system would happen during this Government’s term.

The triple lock requires our peacekeepi­ng operations abroad to be approved by the Government and Dail, and to be mandated by the UN.

Speaking in Brussels yesterday about the mechanism, Mr Harris insisted our neutrality would remain, but added: “It seems to me to be observed that we would live in a world where effectivel­y Russia would have a veto where we can send peacekeepi­ng troops.

“So, the Tanaiste (Micheal Martin) has outlined his intention to bring forward legislativ­e proposals...I hope it’s something that can be done in the lifetime of this Government.”

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CHANGE: Harris in Brussels; (inset) Irish soldiers
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CPR: Ewan John Sabu
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