I have never heard of the guy who posted the OP video on this thread. And there's no way at this time to really prove what he says - that the situation in Athlone was a set-up.
However, in carefully reading most of the youtube comments for the video, there are at least four commenters who say that Gemma was not present when the Garda were in the chapel, but that she was there for the mass just prior to the Garda's entrance. So her presence there that day may be indeed be true. And one (maybe two) of the commenters said that she was in Athlone later in the day to do a livestream.
Here are the names of the commenters (in the Youtube comments section for the video) who say that Gemma O'Doherty was there before the Garda showed up, for those who want to look into it:
~ Gerard Brady (replying to Mick Golden)
~ Loarn O Toole
~ Suppressio Hibernicus
~ coolegarry (replying to Matthew Barry)
Thanks, yes, it appears she was in the church earlier in the morning. It is possible that somebody called the police on her to get her in trouble but I've been at numerous Masses that have been raided by police (so far before the Mass actually began) so you don't need Gemma to bring that about. Like I said, the legal situation changed in the last few weeks so the Mass is now being suppressed more forcefully than before.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only irate person from Ireland shredding the eye-rolling moron in his comments section (I don't have a youtube account myself). He's desperate to get Gemma on so she can "clear her name" - I'd advise her to stay away as this man does not show any signs of humility recognising the possibility that he may have gotten the situation terribly wrong.
If I was in there I would have videoed the sacrilege of having a cop walk up and down before the altar without kneeling. In fact I would have charged at him in a rage that he would behave with such insolence in the house of God and driven him out. This false humility that we must always be quiet is exactly why the Faith has been obliterated from the face of the earth. God bless the man who stood up to the police and demanded they make an account of their actions. Heroic.
This is my last comment on this stupidity. With all the evil going on in society, this has been a colossal waste of time and reveals a prime example of bad "journalism".