THE funeral of Donegal teenager Callum Friel will take place on Monday morning.
The 17-year-old, late of Birchill, Creeslough, died on Friday at St James Hospital, Dublin, after a battle with illness.
Since September 2018, Callum had been fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and was recently referred for a bone marrow transplant after suffering a relapse in 2019.
Sadly, Callum slipped to his Eternal Rest on Friday afternoon, surrounded by his loving family.
A prayer service was held this morning in the chapel at St Eunan’s College, where Callum was a much-loved student and a talented sportsman.
A dark cloud has hung over Sentry Hill over the last 24 hours.
A book of condolences was opened at St Eunan’s College and in a statement yesterday evening, school Principal Damien McCroary said that the news had been met with ‘great sadness’.
He said: “We want to express our sincere condolences to Callum’s Mum and Dad, Yvonne and Manus, and all his family at this difficult time. Callum will be in our thoughts and prayers:
“Please keep Callum and his family in your prayers.”
Callum played for St Michael’s and Dunfanaghy Youths, while he also represented his school, St Eunan’s College and the Donegal Schoolboys League.
Callum’s Funeral Mass takes place in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Doe cemetery.
Family time please from 11pm until 11am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Burkitts Ward or ICU, St. James’ Hospital Dublin c/o any family member.