The funeral of Craig Lynch will take place this morning in Shercock

The funeral of Craig Lynch will take place this morning in Shercock.

The athlete, who represented Ireland in the 2016 European Championships, passed away on Sunday following a single care crash near Kells in Meath.

Since the news of his death tributes have poured in for the teacher and father of one, with the athletic community paying tribute to him describing him as a positive, team player.

The President Michael D. Higgins also expressed his sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Lynch, describing his death as untimely and a ‘great loss’.

The funeral will be held in St. Patrick’s Church in Shercock this morning at 12 noon.