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Funeral of Irish Ryder Cup hero Christy O'Connor Jnr

By Michael McHugh

Published 11/01/2016

Mourned: Christy O’Connor Jnr
Mourned: Christy O’Connor Jnr

The funeral of Christy O'Connor Jnr, one of the biggest stars of Irish golf, will take place tomorrow.

The 67-year-old from Galway was best remembered for helping Europe win the Ryder Cup at The Belfry in 1989 when he fired a stunning shot to within a few feet of the 18th hole to set up victory over Fred Couples.

Requiem mass will be held at noon tomorrow in Galway Cathedral in the west of Ireland.

O'Connor Jnr, who is survived by his wife Ann, son Nigel and daughter Ann, had been on holiday in Tenerife when he died in his sleep.

The golfer's other son, Darren, died in a road accident in 1998 aged 17.

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