Jury Duty owner dies just days after Grade 2 success at Punchestown
Ciaran Collins, part of the Sideways Syndicate who own Jury Duty, has lost his brave battle with cancer just days after the Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old won the the Grade 2 Florida Pearl Novice Chase at Punchestown on Sunday and reduced winning jockey Robbie Power to tears.
Power's post-race interview on Attheraces made for very sad viewing as he dedicated the success to his life-long field Collins, whom he went to primary school with.
Collins played Gaelic football with Moynalvey in County Meath and helped the club to junior championship success in 2008 and won an intermediate title three years later.
Collins will repose at his home on Moyglare Road, Maynooth on Thursday, November 23 from 2pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 3pm in the Church of the Nativity, Moynalvey followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society.