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Boy attacked over 'Gaelic bag'

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The mother 12-year-old boy attacked in Derry City on Tuesday has said he was targeted because he was carrying a Gaelic football bag.

Aidan McGinley was walking over the Craigavon Bridge towards Carlisle Road at about 1130 BST when he was confronted by two men and knocked to the ground.

Aidan said one man punched him to the ground, then "booted" him twice.

Mrs McGinley said her son was "shaking and traumatised" when he returned home.

The white jacket he was wearing during the attack was covered in blood from being punched in the nose

Police have described the attack as "unprovoked".

One of the attackers was wearing a black, hooded jacket and black training bottoms. Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

I just wish this boy all the best in the future and I hope he gets over it. This should not be happening, How much harm could a boy cause? Just days after hosting the All Ireland Feile this happens, Could you imagine if that was a visitor from another county in Ireland, What an impression they would get

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 07/07/2010 16:03:00    699537


Its too bad that this crap is still going on! Hope the young lad is recovering well and isnt put off from displaying his GAA emblems in future

doire abu (Derry) - Posts: 540 - 07/07/2010 16:57:25    699619


he plays for my club. i don't know him but i seen it in the paper. awful, and as orlaith said not a good response to just hosting the feile a few days previous!

doirealltheway (Derry) - Posts: 142 - 08/07/2010 10:23:36    700028


doirealltheway, Are you a city man? What club are you at?

Orlaith (Derry) - Posts: 4282 - 08/07/2010 13:50:45    700330


Yes, Orlaith. I'm a city LASSIE. I play for Doire Colmcille.

doirealltheway (Derry) - Posts: 142 - 08/07/2010 15:14:15    700495