Ballinrobe GAA has paid tribute to the late Tony Finnerty who passed away suddenly yesterday morning at the age of 70.
A native of Creagh, Ballinrobe Tony was known locally as Flat Out - a nickname that derived from his appetite for hard physical work.
Ballinrobe GAA Club says that, although he did not play much Gaelic football, he followed the fortunes of Ballinrobe and Mayo year in, year out, and no journey was too far.
Just hours before his death, he took up his usual position in Flanagan Park to watch the local junior team stage a storming comeback to defeat Garrymore in the South Mayo championship.
His sporting interests also extended to horse-racing.
Tony is survived by his wife Marie, sons Mike and Paul, daughter Michelle and extended family.
His son Mike Finnerty is a well-known GAA broadcaster and journalist.
Tony's Funeral Mass will take place tomorrow (Wed) at 12 noon in St Mary's Church, Ballinrobe, with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery.
The funeral will be private, for family and close friends, and will be live-streamed on the parish Facebook page.
Ballinrobe GAA will form a socially-distanced guard of honour on his final journey to the cemetery.