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Christy O’Connor Jnr funeral to be held on Tuesday

John Fallon

Published 10/01/2016 | 11:04

Christy O'Connor Jnr in 2003 Photo:Sportsfile
Christy O'Connor Jnr in 2003 Photo:Sportsfile

Christy O’Connor Jnr will be laid to rest in his native Galway on Tuesday afternoon.

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Thousands of people are expected to attend the funeral mass of the golfer at Galway Cathedral.

The 67-year old, who died suddenly on holiday in Spain on Tuesday, will repose at St Anthony’s Room within the Church of St John the Apostle in Knocknacarra from 2pm on Monday afternoon with removal to Galway Cathedral at 6pm.

His funeral mass will take place at noon on Tuesday and he will be buried afterwards at Rahoon Cemetery on the west of the city.

The Ryder Cup hero, who died while on holiday in Tenerife, is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Ann and son Nigel, grandchildren Ava, Zara and Leda and extended family including his mentor and uncle Christy O’Connor Snr.

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