Oisín McGrath Foundation looking forward to 5th annual ‘Run for Oisín’ and to supporting more young people via bursary awards

 

‘Run for Oisín’, one of the biggest fun runs in the district which involves  5k and 10k walk, run or jog will take place 1pm on Sunday 13th October in Belcoo.


The Run for Oisín event is chip-timed and professionally measured with medals for all participants. Refreshments and prize giving will take place in the Community Centre at the finish line.

 


Oisin’s parents Sharon and Nigel McGrath hoping for another successful Run for Oisin

 

The Oisín McGrath Foundation was formed in memory of 13 year old Oisín McGrath from Belcoo, who lost his life tragically in February 2015. The Foundation is inspired by Oisín’s life and formed both to keep his spirit alive and to inspire others through his memory.


Registration will be open on the day at Lakeland Community Care from 10am or you can pre-register online via www.njuko.net/run-for-oisin-2019 For anyone wishing to support, volunteer or keep up to date with the event please visit the Oisín McGrath Foundation Facebook page.


Administered by the Fermanagh Trust, the Oisín McGrath Foundation provides financial support to young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/ or ability to the world of sport but may be held back by their financial situation from pursing their goals. The fund is currently open for applications to individuals and organisations. For more information or an application form CLICK HERE.


Last year the Foundation awarded grants to Enniskillen Royal Grammar School student and rugby player Callum Smyton and St Michael’s College student Darragh McBrien who plays gaelic and soccer. They used their bursaries towards training and equipment costs. Enniskillen Royal Boat Club, Rock Road Runners and Enniskillen Rugby Club were also awarded funding to continue supporting their young members with up to date equipment and skilled coaching.


Oisín’s mum Sharon McGrath commented “We are hoping for another successful event this year with as many people as possible returning to Run for Oisín and to remember him. We are forever grateful for the support we have received and could never have anticipated the response in previous years. It is a huge family and community event with over 1000 participants and we look forward to welcoming everyone back again whether you are a recreational walker or seasoned athlete.”


Sharon added “The Foundation brings opportunity to others alongside celebrating Oisín’s life and his love and commitment to sport. We are pleased to be able to make grant awards and it is our hope that we can support even more young people and groups, assisting them in their sports development in memory of Oisín”


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