Pupils pay tribute at Oisin funeral

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Published: Sunday 15th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Hundreds of schoolchildren have lined the route of a funeral for a classmate who died following a playground incident.

Oisin McGrath, 13, was a pupil at St Michael’s College in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, and was hurt while playing football during his lunch break on Monday. His organs have been donated to save five lives.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and later bailed pending further police inquiries into what happened.

Oisin’s mother Sharon and father Nigel led mourners at the service at Holywell Catholic Church in Belcoo, County Fermanagh, on Sunday morning.

Fellow pupils of the Year 9 student wore Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) jerseys draped over their school uniforms.

Two floral wreaths depicted a GAA football and jersey in tribute to the promising young sportsman’s talent. A GAA top was placed on top of his coffin.

The teenager played GAA football in Belcoo. His mother is secretary for the local club.

Crowds gathered outside the church to watch the Requiem Mass on a large screen.

Published: Sunday 15th February 2015 by The News Editor

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