GAA community united in prayer for 17-year-old critically injured in car accident
The GAA community is united in prayer for a 17-year-old promising player who was critically injured in a car crash over the weekend.
Odhran McKenna is fighting "his biggest battle" after the car he was driving struck a tree in Belfast and his family have thanked the GAA community for their support and messages since the accident.
Odhran's club St John's GAC posted the statement on their website. "The McKenna family have asked us to post the following statement.
"Firstly they would like to thank everyone worldwide who have sent messages of support to Odhran. The GAA truly is the greatest family in the world.
"Odhran sustained a serious head injury in an RTC and as a result has been sedated to try and give him the best possible chance of a full recovery. We expect Odhran to remain sedated until Monday evening.
"Anyone who knows Odhran will know he is a battler on the pitch. He is fighting his biggest battle ever at the minute. No better man. Keep praying. Go raibh maith agat."
Odhran was part of the Antrim minor hurling team who won last year's Ulster title.
Thoughts and prayers with Odhran McKenna and his family. Keep fighting big man!— Simon McCrory (@SimonMcCrory1) February 29, 2016
Prayers today for young Antrim GAA player Odhran McKenna injured in a car crash https://t.co/lDEeBSLZUB— Roisin Lynch (@roisinlynchsdlp) February 29, 2016
Thoughts and prayers with Odhran McKenna and his family from everyone at Crumlin United FC.https://t.co/Yf1sRvZsZV— Crumlin United (@CrumlinUnitedFC) February 27, 2016
Thoughts are with young odhran Mckenna and family and hoping for a speedy recovery for a great gifted Gael.— Chris Lynch (@CLSportsPsych) February 27, 2016
Thoughts and prayers with @naomheoinclg player Odhran McKenna and his family from all at St Teresa's.— Naomh Treasa CLG (@naomhtreasaclg) February 27, 2016
Thoughts and prayers are with Odhran McKenna of @naomheoinclg who is seriously ill after a car accident last night.— Watty Graham's, Glen (@WattyGrahamsGAA) February 27, 2016
Wishing Antrim minor dual star Odhran McKenna all the best as he was involved in a serious car crash. Stay Strong pic.twitter.com/DGwnkVQv1x— Buff Egan (@buff_egan) February 27, 2016
Thoughts and prayers with the Odhran McKenna, his family and @naomheoinclg team mates at this time.— AntrimGAA Games Dev. (@AntrimGamesDev) February 27, 2016