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Northern Ireland to play Qatar in friendly

Michael O'Neill is looking forward to the game. Credit: PA

Northern Ireland will face Qatar in a friendly on May 31 at Crewe's Gresty Road ground.

Qatar are in the country to train at St George's Park and Northern Ireland were keen to arrange a friendly clash ahead of their match with Romania on June 13.

Manager Michael O'Neill said: "This match will help us retain our focus as a squad into June as we prepare for the crucial Euro match against Romania."



Teenager re-arrested over death of boy in playground

Oisin McGrath,13, died after a playground incident at St Michael's College in Enniskillen. Credit: Niall Carson/PA

A teenager has been re-arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by police investigating the death of schoolboy Oisin McGrath.

The 17-year-old youth was held yesterday and later released on continuing bail by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Oisin, 13, a keen sportsman, was injured a week ago during a playground incident at St Michael's College in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

He died in hospital on Thursday and his classmates formed a guard of honour during his funeral in his home village of Belcoo.

Mourners were told he had a bright future ahead of him and he was considering becoming a professional sportsman.

13-year-old boy dies after a school playground incident

A 13-year-old school boy has died after he was grievously injured during a school playground incident. Oisin McGrath, 13 was a pupil at St Michael's College in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, and was hurt while playing football during his lunch break on Monday afternoon.

13-year-old boy dies after a school playground incident. Credit: Google Maps

First Minister Peter Robinson tweeted: "Young Oisin McGrath's death is heartbreaking.

"I'll be praying for his family and all those devastated by this sad news tonight."

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and later bailed pending further police inquiries into what happened. Fr Seamus Quinn had been at the victim's bedside.

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