A number of tributes have poured in for a seven year old boy who was tragically killed in a collision on the Lattone Road in Belcoo Co Fermanagh at approximately 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
Little Ryan McGovern sadly lost his battle for life at South West Acute Hospital, a short time after the tragic accident. Ryan’s local GAA club Devenish St Mary’s paid tribute to the young forward who played in their underage team, in statement they released on their Facebook page. The club said: “On behalf of all at Devenish GAA, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Donal, Michelle, Daniel, Ben and the McGovern and McCafferty families on the tragic and untimely passing of Ryan, a much loved underage player in our club. “Ryan started playing his football with Devenish at Gaelic Start before moving on to underage level where most recently he lined out for our U8 team. “Ryan will be fondly remembered by his teammates and coaches as a tigerish and fully committed forward who gave his all for his team. “Our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead are very much with all the families involved in this tragedy and with all in our community at this difficult time.”
Meanwhile Fermanagh GAA also released a statement, saying the death of Ryan McGovern has caused great sadness in the county. A spokesperson for the Fermanagh county board, said: “Fermanagh GAA is greatly saddened to learn of the untimely death of Ryan McGovern a Devenish St Mary’s Under-8 footballer. “It is difficult to comprehend the devastation that the McGovern and McCafferty families and the wider community of Garrison must be feeling at this terrible time. “This tragedy will be sorely felt throughout our county and beyond, on behalf of all our players, officials, members and supporters, at home and abroad, we wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Ryan’s father Donal, mother Michelle, and brothers Daniel and Ben.“We also offer all our condolences to the members of Ryan’s club, Devenish St Mary’s, his local community, his team-mates, and his many friends and colleagues.”