Touching tribute to Bill O'Herlihy and tragic Harris brothers at Aviva Stadium
Published 13/06/2015 | 17:18
A minute's applause was observed prior to kick-off between Ireland and Scotland in the crunch European qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.
Before the Celtic neighbours kicked off in the make-or-break encounter for Martin O'Neill's Boys In Green, the recent passing of the RTE broadcaster and the tragic deaths of Robbie Keane's first cousins in an industrial accident in Portmarnock was acknowledged by the FAI.
The minute's applause was also in memory of former Ireland international Johnny Fullam and Shetemi Ayetigbo,The 16-year-old Belvedere who collapsed and died during a football game last month.
O'Herlihy, who retired as the anchor of RTE's football panel after the 2014 World Cup, died in his sleep last month aged 69.
Moment to remember our own Bill O'Herlihy and several others at Aviva Stadium just before kick-off #RTEsoccer— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 13, 2015
Huge round of applause at lansdowne rd, prompted by the announcement of Bill O'Herlihy's name and the mention of Robbie's cousins. Powerful.— Barry McStay (@bazmcstay) June 13, 2015
Crowd instantly clap for Bill O'Herlihy and others who passed away— Niall (@niallfurry) June 13, 2015
Huge cheers and applause in memory of Bill O'Herlihy— Conán Doherty (@ConanDoherty) June 13, 2015
Steve Harris (34) tried to rescue father-of-two Alan Harris (45) – at a sewer at Drumnigh Wood estate in Portmarnock, Co Dublin on Wednesday afternoon, but was also overcome by the fumes in the incident.