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Irish para-equestrian Joan Salmon dies

joan_salmonHorse Sport Ireland has announced the death of Irish paralympic equestrian Joan Salmon.

Salmon won a bronze medal for her country at the Atlanta Paralympics of 1996 and again represented Ireland at the Sydney Paralympics of 2000.

She had been blind since the age of 23 following a history of diabetes, and underwent many operations in her life, including two kidney transplants and a pancreas transplant. She died at Blackrock Clinic outside Dublin on Sunday morning following a short illness.

A funeral mass is being held on Tuesday at 11.30am in the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion, followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery.

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