There were heartbreaking scenes today as brave Michael McGrath was laid to rest.
The 40-year-old teacher bravely fought bowel cancer for a number of months before finally passing away last week.
A huge fundraising campaign for the Listillion man saw more than €160,000 raised to send him to Austria before Christmas for specialist treatment.
But despite a gallant fight, Michael finally passed away at the Donegal Hospice surrounded by his loving family.
His funeral mass was held at the Church of the Irish Martyrs today during which Michael was recalled with much love and affection by all who knew him.
A guard of honour was given to Michael as his coffin entered the church as friends from far and near gathered to say a final farewell.
Fr Brian Quinn said Michael had enriched the lives of so many people.
Michael’s heartbroken wife Susan, whom he had met after a Dublin and Donegal game at Croke Park, brought the couple’s wedding album to the altar as an offertory.
Other offerings including the match ball from yesterday’s Donegal and Galway GAA game to represent the love Michael had of sport but especially the GAA.
Fr Quinn added that it is now that Susan, the couple’s young son Senan and Michael’s family will need the support of those around them.Tags: