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Dublin GAA fans pay tribute to young supporter who died following battle against cancer

15-year-old Jack Daniel from Ballybrack died at home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday December 28th
Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel

Clodagh Meaney

Dublin GAA fans have paid tribute to a fellow young fan who died following a brave 14 month battle against cancer.

15-year-old Jack Daniel from Ballybrack died at home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday December 28th.

“Absolutely heartbroken to hear of the passing of Dublin fan, Jack Daniel, after a brave 14 month battle against cancer,” a tribute on Facebook read.

“Thoughts and prayers are with Nigel, Geraldine and all Jack’s family at this sad time.”

“Croke Park and the Hill will never forget you Jack. You touched many hearts in your young life.”

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

The young fan, who spent time cheering on the boys in blue at Croke Park was described in tributes as ‘an inspirational young man.’

“So very sorry and sad to hear of Jack's passing. He was an amazing beautiful inspirational Young man. My deepest condolences to Jack's heartbroken Family. RIP JACK,” wrote one person.

“Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Jack,” added another.

St. Josephs, Sallynoggin also paid tribute to Jack.

"Yesterday we received the tragic news that Jack Daniel had passed away peacefully at his home in Ballybrack. Jack will be fondly remembered by everyone at the club especially his former team mates & Coaches who are devastated by the really sad news."

"We offer our deepest sympathies to Jack's heartbroken parents Nigel & Geraldine, you are in our prayers, and to all the extended family and wide circle of friends. God bless you all."

Cabinteely Football Club too paid tribute to their former player: “All at the club are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of former player Jack Daniel at the young age of just 15 after a brave battle with illness.”

“A great kid and a very supportive family. We extend our sympathies to his parents Geraldine and Nigel, and his many friends."

Jack’s funeral will take place on Friday, December 31.

He will be removed from his home at 10:50am and will arrive at the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Churchview Road, Killiney at 11:05am for a funeral mass which will begin at 11.15am.

He will be laid to rest at Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankill.

Mourners are encouraged to wear the Dublin county colours of navy and blue in respect of Jack.

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