Donegal’s ‘Miracle Man’, Oisin Merritt is the latest Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s sportswear.
Merritt last weekend helped the Republic of Ireland CP team to win a bronze medal at the European Championships in Netherlands.
The Ballybofey United man had 418 of the 993 votes – winning with 42 per cent of the votes cast.
He edged out young Letterkenny jockey Brandon Wilkie-McGlinchey and Donegal senior ladies player Eilish Ward to win this week’s prize.
Each weekly award winner will receive a kitbag, a jersey and a half-zip, supplied by O’Reilly’s.
The award winners are chosen via a public vote from a shortlist selected by our panel a at the start of each week.
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Four years ago, Oisin Merritt was told he’d never play football again but on Sunday he played as Ireland defeated Netherlands 2-1 in the third-fourth place play-off.
He had netted twice in a 5-1 group stage win over Germany.
In 2014, Merritt had to have part of his skull removed after a horror fall from a balcony in Spain and spent weeks in a coma. Emerging with a litany of injuries, Merritt was advised that his football career had ended – but he has defied the odds and now has a European medal to show for his efforts.