A FOUNDATION to support young people further their education and follow their dreams has been established in memory of Dominic Earley.
The Doing It For Dom Foundation was officially launched on Friday evening at the MACCA centre in the Mullaghmore area of Omagh.
The event was attended by Dominic’s close family, relatives and friends, alongside the committee members who have established this foundation to allow Dominic’s legacy to live on.
Dominic Earley was tragically killed in a road traffic accident in June aged just 26.
The foundation’s chairperson, Conor Taggart, said, “Myself and a close group of Dominic’s friends came together on social media in an effort to come to terms with Dominic’s loss, and we felt we had to do something to keep his memory alive.
“It was finally agreed that we would set up a charitable foundation, which includes a scholarship fund, allowing young people from the area to access funding to further their education or to foster an entrepreneurial idea.
“In creating this foundation, we desire to assist young people to overcome barriers which may prevent them from achieving their greatest potential.
Dominic was well know in GAA circles having worked as a analyst with Omagh St Enda’s, as well as the Tyrone and Monaghan county teams.
Dominic’s brother and sister, Gerard and Danielle, who are both active members of the foundation also addressed the attendees at the launch, and spoke about the positive impact the foundation has had on their family.
“This foundation is hugely important to us as a family and a community, it has given us focus and a drive to help others the way Dominic did,” they said.
The Doing It For Dom Foundation will continue their fundraising exploits with a charity poker night in the INF, Omagh on Sunday, September 10 at 7pm.
Gerard has also signed up for the Dublin Marathon on Saturday, October 29.
He has set up a GoFundMe page, which can be found at www.gofundme.com/yvzt66-doingitfordom-foundation.
Details for all events are available the ‘Remembering Dominic Earley Facebook page’.