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Legendary broadcaster Bill O'Herlihy to be buried on Friday

Published 26/05/2015 | 17:01

One of Ireland's best-loved broadcasters, Bill O'Herlihy, has died aged 76. He was the anchor for decades on some of RTE's flagship soccer and sports coverage, and a major player in public relations. RTE said he died peacefully at home this morning (RTE/PA Wire)
One of Ireland's best-loved broadcasters, Bill O'Herlihy, has died aged 76. He was the anchor for decades on some of RTE's flagship soccer and sports coverage, and a major player in public relations. RTE said he died peacefully at home this morning (RTE/PA Wire)

The funeral arrangements for the late Bill O'Herlihy have been announced.

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The renowned sports presenter died peacefully at his home yesterday morning and tributes have been pouring in from the worlds of sport and politics ever since.

The funeral will take place on Friday at 11.30am at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock, south Dublin, with burial following at Shanganagh Cemetery near Shankill.

The brief death notice published on death notices site rip.ie reads: "Peacefully at home; beloved husband of Hilary and loving father of Jill and Sally. He will be sadly missed by his sons-in-law Johnny and Paddy, grandchildren Martha and Bill, Jack, Isla and Faye, his brothers Jack, David and Peter, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and his wide circle of colleagues and friends. Predeceased by his sisters Margaret and Mary.

"Reposing at Fanagans Funeral Home, Dundrum on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.30am in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock followed by burial at Shanganagh Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul Society."

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