A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Cathal Sweeney in Terenure in Dublin on Saturday.
Gary Walsh, with an address at Ravensdale in Kimmage in Dublin, was remanded in custody when he appeared at Dublin District Court.
Detective Sergeant Joe Molloy told Judge Michael Walsh that Mr Walsh said "no reply" when charged at Terenure Garda Station at 12.01am.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Friday and legal aid was granted.
Mr Sweeney, 62, died after he was attacked in a flat at Ashdale Gardens on Saturday night.
He had spent the day socialising and watching the Ireland-Wales rugby match with a number of other men when a row broke out.
Mr Sweeney was hit and suffered head injuries after a fall.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics, but died a short time later in St James's Hospital.
Mr Sweeney was a former captain of St Mary's rugby club in Templeogue in Dublin.
His son, David, is a former captain of the Dublin senior hurling team.