Funeral Of Irish Jockey


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Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Galway of 18-year-old apprentice jockey Jamie Kyne.

Mr Kyne was killed along with fellow jockey, 19-year-old Jan Wilson from Scotland, in a fire at their apartment block in north Yorkshire earlier this month.

Police are still investigating the suspected arson attack.

The requiem mass took place at Our Lady Queen of Knock church in Lackagh, near Claregalway.

Described in the Racing Post as a 'remarkable talent', Mr Kyne's helmet and whip adorned the coffin.

The chief mourners were his parents, Gerry and Madeleine, his four brothers and one sister, and his two sets of grandparents.

In his homily, Fr John Flannery said Mr Kyne's young life and his promising and rewarding career had been snuffed out in a sudden and tragic way.

He said that with 29 winners behind him this season, Mr Kyne was in the top three of apprentice riders.

Britain's apprentice jockeys' championship is to be renamed the Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne Apprentice Championship.

After the funeral mass, Mr Kyne's coffin was carried to Lackagh cemetery by members of his Turloughmore hurling club for burial.

RTÉ News: Hundreds attend funeral for jockey


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Agreed. Very sad news indeed, especially the fact that it was not an accident.


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TK Supporter
you dont know who to refuse entry to a party anymore or what their reaction will be, very sad day indeed