A fundraising page set up to support the family of a Mayo man who died in a fire in the US has exceeded its target.

52-year old Michael Jennings, a native of the Claremorris area, died when fire ripped through his apartment at Ocean Grove, New Jersey in the early hours of last Thursday morning.

His wife Catherine is reported to be in a stable condition in hospital.

The couple moved to the US in recent years and have two daughters.

A GoFundMe page was set up by friends in the US to help cover medical bills and the cost of repatriating Mr Jenning's body to Mayo.

The target was to raise 30,000 dollars, and over 34,000 has been raised to date.

 Michael Jennings was a former Chairman of the Mayo Women's Soccer League.







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