There's a cold silence over Ballina as a deep feeling of loss which echoes quietly over the Moy.
John Brennan, who proudly described himself on Facebook as a 'Blindside Flanker at Ballina RFC' has died and to say the club is in shock would be an understatement of huge proportions.
Club Chairman, Alan Rowe, says everyone at Heffernan Park is stunned by the terrible news.
"On behalf of myself, our President, Dr Blaise Brunker and everyone in Ballina RFC, I want to send our deepest sympathies to Mary, Niall, Niall, Mark, Paul and all John's lovely family. We honestly cannot believe it and it's hard to find words right now. John was such a treasured member of the club, an integral cog in a group who were destined for true greatness on and off the rugby pitch.
His death has cast a dark cloud over Ballina and we must all stand together now, alongside his family and support them in any way we can. May he rest in peace."