The father of Ronan Wilson has shared the family’s devastation at the loss of his son in a hit and run in Bundoran, saying: “We can’t cope. I’m broken.”
The nine-year-old County Tyrone boy was struck by a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday night.
The driver left the scene but a man in his 20s has since been arrested.
Ronan, a pupil of St Mary’s Primary School in Dunamore, is also an under 10 player with Kildress Wolfe Tones gaelic club.
The family, from Cookstown, have been left devastated.
Ronan was a son of Dean and Emma, and younger brother of Calum and Amy.
The family are well-known in the local community and the loss has numbed the entire area.
Dad Dean took to social media to pay tribute to his youngest child.
He wrote: “I never thought I’d be saying this but I’ve lost my wee Roro, my main man, my Hero & son.
“I love him so much. He’s been taken from us by a hit and run driver.
“We will never be the same without him. We can’t cope. I’m broken.
“Roro was the best son any one could ask for. Nine years of pure pleasure. Rest in peace my son and best friend. love u forever From Daddy Mummy Calum and Amy, and all our surroundings family and friends ,we love u Ronan.”