23 year old Dylan Boggan died on Tuesday November 30th following a freak accident which left his community in Mayglass, Co Wexford in mourning.
His funeral mass will be held on Friday, December 3rd at 12 noon in St. David’s Church, Mulrankin, with burial afterwards in Mayglass Cemetery.
Due to Covid restrictions a car radio system will be in operation for the duration of the funeral.
Taking to social media, friends and loved ones shared their condolences.
Killinick Pony Club shared their sadness at the death of a former club member.
“The Committee, instructors, past members, and present members of the Killinick Pony Club are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of former club member, Dylan Boggan.”
“We express our deepest sympathy to Dylan's family at this very sad time. Dylan was a member for a number of years, representing the club at national level. He was a kind and caring young man, who will be dearly missed.”
His former teacher, Jim Codd also expressed his devastation at the news.
“Dylan Boggan was once my student but we became very good friends. We shared a passion for lurchers, cobs and country living. Our shared interests led to many animated conversations over the years.”
“He was a gentle, sincere and wonderful young man. I know I speak for so many when I express my absolute devastation at the news of his passing.”
Dylan had been working with the horse at a stables near Fethard-on-Sea when it kicked out at him, causing him fatal injuries.
The incident took place at around 1.30 p.m. and emergency services were immediately called to the scene.
The Coast Guard Rescue 117 helicopter was dispatched and paramedics from the National Ambulance Service worked on the young man alongside local doctors, eventually moving him to the chopper and transferring him to Cork University Hospital.
Sadly, doctors were unable to save Dylan's life and at around 3pm that afternoon, his family was given the devastating news.
Independent councillor and Ambulance Officer for the Wexford Region, Cllr Ger Carthy, who attended the scene said that the incident was a tragedy.
“This really is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions to lose a man so young. My thoughts go out to his family. There was a large multi-agency response and everybody involved, from the two doctors in Fethard to the advanced paramedics and the helicopter crew, fought valiantly to save his life. Sadly there was no more we could do.”
Dylan, who was described as a gentle soul with a love for animals, is survived by his parents David and Sabrina, his siblings Aaron, Jordon and Ava, and grandparents Kitty and Noel.
May he rest in peace.