Thursday 23 March 2017

Fundraising drive underway for young Antrim GAA star fighting for his life after emergency surgery

Kickham Creggan's Conleth McGrengahn who underwent life-saving surgery in London following a serious head injury
Kickham Creggan's Conleth McGrengahn who underwent life-saving surgery in London following a serious head injury
Kickham Creggan's Conleth McGrengahn who underwent life-saving surgery in London following a serious head injury
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Fundraising efforts are underway for a young GAA player who underwent emergency life-saving treatment in London following a serious head injury last week.

Conleth McGrenaghan (20), a talented footballer and hurler with Antrim club Kickhams Creggan and has represented his county at underage level, was taken to the UK in order to receive emergency medical treatment.

To date, just short of €4,000 has been raised thanks to a fundraising page set-up by his family and friends.

"This is an unexpected expense to the family who are remaining close to Conleth during this vital time," the statement on the page reads.

"Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continuous prayers and support."

On Sunday parents John and Nuala offered their thanks for the widespread support they had received.

"The support and offers of help they have received from all of us has been very touching and very much appreciated, it has helped the family get through the last few traumatic days," they said through a club statement.

"Conleth is now in London getting the best care available and the family said that the biggest help that he can get from all of us is to remember Conleth in our prayers."

Messages of support for Conleth have been pouring in on the fundraising page.

"Never give up hope. Always believe in the power of prayer," wrote one well-wisher.

"We're all thinking about you Conleth and were all praying! Anything that will help your family stay close with you is a small price to pay! Keep fighting xx," wrote another.

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