Young footballer from Derry critically ill after assault

The football community in the North is united in concern for a young player after he was assaulted on Saturday.

Niall Grace, who plays for the semi-professional Institute football club in the Northern Ireland Football League Championship, was seriously hurt in the incident and is in a criticial condition in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.

A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the assault shortly afterwards and is due in court today.

Other clubs have shared messages of support for the player and his club


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