25 year old international horse jumper, Foxford native, Jack Dodd will be laid to rest today.

His funeral Mass takes place this morning at 11am in St Patrick’s Church in Ballina and the equestrian community internationally will be in attendance.

At yesterday’s monthly meeting of Mayo county council, Knockmore based councillor Seamus Weir spoke of the devastation and heartbreak for Jack’s family and neighbours at his loss.

A vote of sympathy was extended by councilliors to Jack’s parents Trish and David

Councillor Weir is a neighbor of the Dodd’s, and he spoke to Midwest News this morning about the sense of loss and said the community will now try to support his parents cope with their son's passing.

Jack will be laid to rest in Leigue cemetery after his funeral Mass this morning.

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