The funeral of Bobby Messett, who was shot and killed at Bray Boxing Club earlier this week, has taken place in Co Wicklow.

The 50-year-old father-of-three died after a gunman opened fire at the club on Tuesday morning.

The funeral took place in St Mochonog's Church in Kilmacanogue, where symbols of Mr Messett's life were brought to the altar, including a photograph of his three grandchildren, his football jersey, boxing gloves and golf balls.

Bobby Messett
Bray Wheelers cycling club members formed a guard of honour

His son Gary described him as one-of-a-kind and a family man and said his death had left a huge void in their lives that will never be filled.

He said the family was devastated that his father had been taken away so cruelly and so soon.

Players from Glencormac United, where Mr Messett played since childhood, and members of the Bray Wheelers cycling club formed a guard of honour.

Fr Dan Nguyen spoke of Mr Messett's love of sport and his love for his family and it was a devastating shock to hear of his death, saying he was taken "too soon".

Also present was the garda in charge of investigating the killing, Superintendent Pat Ward from Bray Garda Station.

Bobby Messett was buried in the adjoining cemetery.

Two other men, including boxing coach Pete Taylor, were injured in the shooting.

Last night in a statement, his daughter - boxing champion Katie Taylor - passed on her heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr Messett.