Run to be held in memory of Fermanagh schoolboy Oisín McGrath

Hundreds taking part in last year's event in Belcoo. Picture by Cliff Donaldson

A CHARITY run in memory of Fermanagh schoolboy Oisín McGrath is being held for a third successive year.

The 13-year-old died in hospital in 2015 after suffering serious head injuries during an incident while playing football at St Michael's College in Enniskillen.

His parents had to make made the heartbreaking decision to donate his organs after being told by medics he would not recover.

Following the tragedy, they set up the Oisín McGrath Foundation, which aims to promote organ donation, support brain injury research and encourage youth sports development.

The foundation will hold its third annual 'Walk/Jog/Run for Oisín' in the young GAA fan's home village of Belcoo on October 15 at 1pm.

The 5k and 10k chip-timed fundraiser is licensed by Athletics NI, with medals given to all participants.

Oisín's mother Sharon McGrath said: "We are forever grateful for the support we have received and could never have anticipated the response last year.

"It was a huge family and community event with over 1,000 participants and we look forward to welcoming everyone back again."

Visit the Oisín McGrath Foundation page on Facebook for more details.

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