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Brave Ian Reilly lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis at the weekend when he passed away peacefully. Ian was just 15-years-old and had spent his life battling with the lung disease, but he bore his illness bravely and had a great ‘can do’ attitude that saw him don the colours of his favourite team Manchester United and play soccer. The son of Paddy and Caroline, Ian had three younger brothers Patrick, Oisin and Gearoid. The family now lives in Callaighstown, Ballymahon, having previously lived in Ashdale. A well-known face locally, Ian touched the hearts of the nation when he featured on an RTÉ documentary ‘Our Lady’s’. In fact he was known to visit other sick children in the hospital when he was feeling well enough and shared a laugh and a joke with them. Ian was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was just nine-months-old and regularly suffered from infections such as pneumonia, sometimes within very short periods. As a young child he had received regular treatment at the Children’s Ward in Portiuncula, but as he got older Ian needed more specialist care and became a patient at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. And while he touched the hearts of the nation, Ian also made an impression on the staff at Our Lady’s, with one nurse giving up her lunch break one day to drive to Liffey Valley to get Ian a particular drink he wanted. A regular visitor to hospital and prone to various infections, Ian kept his spirits high and joined in with the activities of his friends whenever he was well enough to do so. One such day came for Ian three years ago, when with great pride he joined with his classmates to make his confirmation at Drumraney Church. Ian was also a member of St Ciaran’s Junior Football Club and was this week remembered as someone who was respected and loved by his teammates, and liked nothing better than to be treated as an equal. Speaking about Ian’s involvement in the club in the last few years of his life Seamus McKenna from St Ciaran’s said: “Ian revelled in this opportunity and was so overjoyed at taking to the pitch for an official competitive game of soccer.” Ian had been on a waiting list for a double lung transplant for a number of years and carried a beeper with him as he awaited the life saving operation but he hit many setbacks when he suffered infections and lost weight. He finally lost his battle with the debilitating illness on Sunday. He will be laid to rest today (Wednesday) in Coosan Cemetery following 10.30am mass at St Mary’s Church.
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