The death has been announced of Kieran Cawley, from Ballyscanlon in Crossmolina.

Ballina RFC say they and the county are  in mourning at his loss.

Kieran is described as a family man, a sportsman and a gentleman. He played rugby in Heffernan Park in his early years and became a part of the BRFC family. Not only was he talented on the pitch, he was a great clubman.

Club President Deirdre Whyte, Chairman Alan Rowe, the executive committee and the entire membership of Ballina RFC have expressed their deepest condolences to Kieran's wife Marcella, son Caolán, family, friends and all who loved him.

His remains will be reposing at Hiney's Funeral Home, Crossmolina, tomorrow Thursday evening from 5pm until 7pm.

Requiem Mass on Friday at 1pm in the Church of Our Lady, Kilmurry. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.