John Jude Doyle, a founder director of Horse Sport Ireland and equestrian journalist has died.

He died on Thursday 16 January aged 73.

Mr Doyle was a member of Horse Sport Ireland Breeding sub board and had been a director of the Irish Horse Board since its inception in 1993. He was also instrumental in the interschools programme in Ireland.

He was born in Carlow in 1940 and leaves his wife, Ann, and their 5 children.