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Ulster Camogie chairperson 'taking things in her stride' as she battles coronavirus

Jennifer Cultra, chairperson of Ulster Camogie, who also works as an ambulance driver, is currently battling coronavirus

ULSTER Camogie chairperson Jennifer Cultra is "taking things in her stride" as she battles coronavirus.

Ms Cultra, who works for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), is continuing her recovery against Covid-19 at her home in Co Down.

Rosemary Hughes-Merry, former secretary of Ulster Camogie, last night said Ms Cultra would be keen to get back to work.

"It's early days yet, but she's taking things slow," she said.

"She's taking things in her stride.

"Jennifer is a strong woman, she's never sick so she will be keen to get fully recovered and get back out there.

"She's still at home and we hope she will be recovered very soon."

Last week, Ulster Camogie pleaded with people "not go out unless you really have to" following news that Ms Cultra had the virus.

Ms Cultra, who lives in Kilclief, works as an NIAS ambulance driver and has been among those on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus.

Posting in its Facebook page, Ulster Camogie said while it was a "difficult time" for everyone "we would ask you all to keep our amazing Ulster Camogie chairperson, Jennifer Cultra in your thoughts and prayers as she battles Covid-19.

"Jennifer works with NIAS and has been working on the front line dealing with emergencies as well as sharing her wit and laughter in these sad times.

"We wish her well and hope to have her back to full health very soon.

"Jennifer's message is to please please do not go out unless you really have to."

Many 'get well' messages for Ms Cultra have also been posted on social media, including from Armagh, Tyrone, Down and Mayo Camogie.

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