Former Leitrim footballer Joe Canning has passed away after a battle with illness.
Joe was part of the Gortletteragh team that won a Leitrim title in 1970 and represented his county at inter-county level.
He went on to become a key figure in Mullingar club St Lomans.
His son Aidan played for the club and captained Westmeath to an All-Ireland Under-21 title in 1999.
Joe Canning is survived by his wife Rose, his sons Aidan and Derek, daughter Orla, grandchildren and extended family.
A family funeral takes place this morning in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar in keeping with current Government guidelines.