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‘Our dad was a warrior who never gave up. He faced on to every challenge along the way’ – son’s tribute at funeral of GAA legend Brian Mullins

Many great names from the world of sport and beyond turned out to pay their respects to Dublin GAA legend, who died at age 68 from a brain tumour

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Brian Mullins's coffin is carried from St Vincent de Paul Church, on Griffith Avenue in Dublin, following his funeral mass yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Brian Mullins's coffin is carried from St Vincent de Paul Church, on Griffith Avenue in Dublin, following his funeral mass yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The remians of Brian Mullins arrives for his funeral during the funeral of Brian Mullins (late of Clontarf, Dublin and St Vincent's GAA Club) arrives at St Vincent de Paul Church Griffith Avenue Dublin. Pic Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

The remians of Brian Mullins arrives for his funeral during the funeral of Brian Mullins (late of Clontarf, Dublin and St Vincent's GAA Club) arrives at St Vincent de Paul Church Griffith Avenue Dublin. Pic Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Members of the Dublin GAA team past and present during the funeral of Brian Mullins. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Members of the Dublin GAA team past and present during the funeral of Brian Mullins. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Kevin Moran during the funeral of Brian Mullins. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Kevin Moran during the funeral of Brian Mullins. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Former Dublin star Jason Sherlock and ex-Meath manager Sean Boylan. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Former Dublin star Jason Sherlock and ex-Meath manager Sean Boylan. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Members of St Vincents form a guard of honour. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Members of St Vincents form a guard of honour. Picture: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

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Brian Mullins's coffin is carried from St Vincent de Paul Church, on Griffith Avenue in Dublin, following his funeral mass yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legendary footballer Brian Mullins “never shied away from a challenge”, and though cancer was “a fight he could not win”, it did not stop him from facing it with “incredible courage”, his son told mourners at his funeral.

He made us all very proud. He faced on to every challenge along the way. He had an amazing courage and strength and he passed as he would like to be remembered, with great pride and dignity right up to the very end,” Bernard Mullins said.


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