Huge Support for the Second Annual 'Race for Oisin'



The Fermanagh weather didn’t dampen spirits as crowds braved the wet conditions in Belcoo to take part in the second annual ‘Run for Oisín’.

The 5K and 10K walk, jog or run was held by the Oisín McGrath Foundation in memory of the 13 year old from the village.

Over 1000 people turned out to complete the route in memory of Oisín. An impressive amount was raised for the Oisín McGrath Foundation, with donations still coming in.

Oisín’s parents Sharon and Nigel commented “Thanks to the 100s of people who participated and to all the sponsors and volunteers for making ‘Run for Oisín’ such a success. It’s events like this that help keep Oisín’s spirit alive and we really are so overwhelmed and grateful for all the support and encouragement from the community.”

Oisín’s family and friends have established the Oisín McGrath Foundation, which aims to channel funds into local youth sports development as well as supporting organ donation awareness and brain injury research and awareness. The Oisín McGrath Foundation is administered by the Fermanagh Trust and it recently opened applications for youth sporting bursary awards.

Oisín McGrath Foundation bursary awards will provide 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 will accept applications from individuals or groups. The applicants must be between 12 and 16 years of age and reside in Fermanagh or the surrounding area.

Potential areas of support include provision of equipment, bursaries to assist sporting potential and sporting activities/ events which will develop skills and potential in young people.

The closing date for this year’s funding awards is 5pm Monday 31st October. For more information or to download an application form CLICK HERE


Photograph courtesy of Donnie Phair



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