Limerick GAA have paid tribute to their late physio Mark van Drumpt, who died today after a long illness.

The native of the Netherlands worked with Limerick county teams for over 15 years, including both the senior footballers and hurlers.

He was the lead physiotherapist for The Treaty's hurlers in their All-Ireland title wins in 2018 and 2020.

Van Drumpt, who lived in Ballina, Tipperary, is survived by his wife Leonie and daughter Paris. 

Hurling manager John Kiely told the Limerick Leader: "He was a legend in our group - there are no two ways about it. He was great company. 

"He was an incredible character. We are very saddened by his passing.

"He was an ever-present presence on the sideline for all our matches and training sessions.

"He was an expert in his field, a fount of knowledge with gifted hands. He was just a top-class physiotherapist. We would trust his opinion very, very much indeed."

John Cregan, chairman of Limerick County Board said in a statement: "Mark took great personal interest in each hurler and footballer and always went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure every player was fit for match day".

"He was a larger than life character and we are all deeply saddened at his passing,"

Limerick secretary Mike O'Riordan said: "He was an unbelievable individual who gave sterling service to Limerick GAA.

"He was not only one of the best physios in his field but he was also a very good friend to everybody involved and had a great relationship with everybody. He was held in high regard by all and was an absolute credit to his profession. Mark was the best of the best."