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Clodagh Cogley is back in Ireland ready to settle into the next phase of her rehabilitation

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Clodagh Cogley
Clodagh Cogley

Dubliner Clodagh Cogley, who was injured in the tragic balcony collapse in Berkeley that claimed the lives of six Irish students earlier this summer, is back in Ireland and ready to settle into the next phase of her rehabilitation.

An update on Clodagh’s condition was yesterday posted on the Clodagh Cogley Fund Facebook page, which was set up in order to generate funds to support Clodagh’s rehabilitation following the Berkeley tragedy.

The post revealed that Clodagh, having made good progress in a rehabilitation facility in San Jose, has been back in Ireland since the August Bank Holiday weekend and is ready to settle into the next stage of her rehabilitation.

She had been receiving treatment at the brain and spinal cord injury rehab facility in the Santa Clara Valley Medical Centreafter suffering extensive damage to her ribs, lungs and spine. 

A third-year psychology student at Trinity College, Ms Cogley is from Milltown in south Dublin, and is the daughter of TV3 director of broadcasting Niall Cogley. She is also the grand-daughter of legendary rugby commentator Fred Cogley.

The Facebook update includes a photograph of Ms Cogley and her father on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, which was taken shortly before they left the US for Ireland.

Crossing the bridge was one of Ms Cogley’s objectives before leaving California, according to the update.

The post thanks medical staff, friends and supporters and says they are “hopeful that Hannah, Niall and Aoife will continue with their recoveries and will soon be able to get home too”.

Hannah Waters, Niall Murray and Aoife Beary remain in Santa Clara, while Seán Fahey, Conor Flynn and Jack Halpin have already made their way back to Ireland.