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Funeral of talented Mayo showjumper Jack Dodd

Story by Tom Shiel

Monday, 11th June, 2018 2:30pm

Funeral of talented Mayo showjumper Jack Dodd

JACK Dodd, the much-loved young Mayo showjumper who has died from injuries sustaned in a road accident in Belgium, will be laid to rest tomorrow in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina.

The 25-year-old tragically passed away last week at University Hospital, Maastricht.

A native of Coolcronan, Foxford, he was an extremely talented showjumper who represented Ireland with distinction from youth level up to senior level.

He worked with top showjumpers including Shane Breen, Cameron Hanley and Cian O'Connor.

He was expertly schooled in horsemanship at Coolocronan Equestrian Centre, Foxford.

Paying tribute to Jack, Irish Show Jumping Development Team Manager, Michael Blake, said: “I will always remember how focused and professional he was while still maintaining a genuine niceness.”

His remains will be reposing at McGowan's Funeral Home, Ballina, this evening (Monday) from 6.30 until 8.30 p.m.

Requiem Mass takes place in St. Patrick's Church, Ballina, tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards in Leigue Cemetery.

He is survived by his heartbroken parents David and Trish, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and a wide circle of friends, to whom deepest sympathy is tendered.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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