Thirty-five years following the death of Cork hurler Christy Ring, a look back at his high profile funeral, one of the biggest funerals seen in Cork for over fifty years.

The coffin was draped in the colours of the Glen Rovers and the GAA.  It took over three hours for the cortege to make its way from Cork City to Christy Ring’s native parish of Cloyne, where he would be laid to rest.

The final prayers were led by the Bishop of Cloyne, Dr. Ahern and the oration at the graveside was given by the Taoiseach Jack Lynch.

Christy Ring died on 2 March 1979 at the age of 58.

Christy Ring
Irish Hurler Christy Ring (1979)