A minute's silence was observed at the start of the Connacht senior football championship semi-final between Mayo and Roscommon yesterday evening for John McCallion from Swinford who died on Friday, after becoming ill while out cycling.

A serving member of An Garda Siochana, Mr McCallion - a father of three from Carnacross, Swinford  -was cycling between Swinford and Kiltimagh on Friday evening when he took a bad turn and fell from his bicycle near Kinaffe, suffering serious injuries.

He was taken to Mayo University Hospital where he passed away on Friday night.

His remains will repose at Campbell's Funeral Home, Swinford tomorrow from 3-8pm/

Funeral Mass is at 12 noon on Tuesday in Our Lady Help of Christians Church Swinford, with burial afterwards in Kilconduff Cemetery.

John McCallion is survived by his wife Collette, two daughters and a son, his parents, sisters and extended family.

His death comes ten years after his brother, Garda Robert McCallion, died after being hit by a car while on duty in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.









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