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Sean Carlin, teacher at St Michael’s College, ran this year's Boston Marathon on Monday 17th April in Oisín’s memory and raising £1741 for the Oisín McGrath Foundation.
Sean Carlin, St Michaels College, Enniskillen handing over a sponsorship cheque to Sharon & Nigel McGrath and Lauri McCusker, Director of Fermanagh Trust
The Oisín McGrath Foundation was formed last year 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. The three strands of the foundation are Organ Donation Awareness, Brain Injury Research and Awareness and Local Youth Sports Development.
Explaining why he chose to raise funds for OMG Sean commented: "This time I want to support the OMG (#OMG) Foundation. Oisín McGrath was a pupil who died tragically in our school grounds two years ago. Following his death his mum and dad, Sharon and Nigel, have worked tirelessly to build this foundation. They are an inspiration to so many in our community and the causes that they support through the work of the foundation, organ donation, brain injury awareness and youth sport are benefitting enormously from the way that they chose to remember and celebrate the life of such a vibrant, talented and kind boy".
Administered by the Fermanagh Trust, the Oisín McGrath Foundation also 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 will accept applications from individuals or groups. The applicants must be between 12 and 16 years of age and residents 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.
For more information on the Oisín McGrath Foundation CLICK HERE