Northern Ireland

Tragic teenage GAA player laid to rest

Patrick Dinsmore collapsed while taking part in a match on Sunday
Image caption Patrick Dinsmore, who collapsed while taking part in a match on Sunday, will be buried on Wednesday.

The funeral has taken place of the 16-year-old Gaelic football player who died during a game in County Down at the weekend.

Patrick Dinsmore, who played for St Peter's, Warrenpoint, collapsed while taking part in a match in Rostrevor on Sunday.

He was buried in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery after Requiem Mass at 1200 BST in St Peter's Church.

The St Colman's College, Newry, pupil would have been 17 on Tuesday.

He was due to receive his GCSE results on the same day.

Patrick was a short distance away from play and was not involved when he collapsed.

He was treated by a doctor and two nurses who were at the ground and although a defibrillator was used, the teenager could not be revived.

A book of condolences has been set up at his club.

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is an all-Ireland sporting and community organisation.

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