Drumsurn remembers Keelan

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The community of Drumsurn turned out in force on Sunday to support the first Keelan Mullan Memorial 6km Walk/Run, writes Sheena Jackson.

The close knit village was left devastated following the tragic death of 17-year-old Keelan Mullan, who passed away on March 2nd, 2013, when his car was involved in a collision on the Drumsurn Road.

Members of the Mullan family, including Deborah, Declan, Decla, Hannah and Mia with Marisa Mullan, St Matthew's GAA Club chairperson;Erica Ferguson chairperson of the NI Transplant Association and Alan Wylie vice chairman, at the Keelan Mullan Memorial Run/Walk in aid of the Northern Ireland Transplant Association held at St Matthews GAC on Sunday. INLV4115-283KDR

Members of the Mullan family, including Deborah, Declan, Decla, Hannah and Mia with Marisa Mullan, St Matthew's GAA Club chairperson;Erica Ferguson chairperson of the NI Transplant Association and Alan Wylie vice chairman, at the Keelan Mullan Memorial Run/Walk in aid of the Northern Ireland Transplant Association held at St Matthews GAC on Sunday. INLV4115-283KDR

Two and a half years on from Keelan’s death, his family wanted to celebrate Keelan’s life in a positive light with the community. The family, with the help of St. Matthew’s GAC - which Keelan played for - organised Sunday’s event in support of the NI Transplant Association.

Keelan’s mum, Deborah said: “We really couldn’t have done this without Drumsurn GAC, and the whole community behind us.

“We wanted to celebrate Keelan’s life in a positive light and with the continual support of the community, which has been so apparent to us since we tragically lost Keelan.

“We will be forever indebted to your kindness and compassion, Thank you.”

Drumsurn GAC also thanked those from all over the county who participated in what they described as a fantastic day for the community.

“A special thanks to Declan, Deborah, Declan, Hannah and Mia for organising the event and letting us all be part of this brilliant day in memory of Keelan,” the Club posted on Facebook.