Former Offaly hurler Paddy Molloy has died.

Molloy, born in 1934, was a versatile and immensely talented player with the Faithful County for 16 years, retiring from the inter-county game in 1971.

He actually made his Offaly senior debut in goal, and excelled in defence, midfield and in the forward line - where he was prolific - throughout his career.

The Drumcullen man became the first player from his county to win a Railway Cup with Leinster in 1962, and he followed it up with two more titles in '65 and '67.

Silverware evaded Molloy with Offaly but he is regarded as one of their finest ever hurlers.

On Wednesday night, his club tweeted: "It is with regret and a sad heart tonight we say goodbye to Offaly & Drumcullen greatest son Paddy Molloy.

"The whole club send our deepest sympathies to his wife Bernie, Sons Enda, John, Paul, Padraig & Darragh, Daughters Jackie & Anne. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam."