Galway hurling is mourning the loss of All-Ireland winner Finbarr Gantley, who has died at the age of 70.

Gantley, who lined out for St Brendan's, Sean McDermotts and Warwickshire after moving to England as a teenager, was introduced from the bench in the Tribesmen's historic 2-15 to 3-09 victory over Limerick in the 1980 All-Ireland SHC final after returning to Irish shores.

He is survived by his wife Mary and children Liam, Finbarr, Rory, Niamh, Brendan and Joe, with his requiem mass set to take place in St Annes Church in Shanaglish on Monday at 2pm. The funeral mass will be streamed live on Dolan Undertakers' Facebook page.

Beagh hurling club paid tribute to their late clubman on their Facebook page, posting: "He was the most recognisable face in our club, a man we all loved to talk to and a man we could never get away from once we did!

"Finbar was a star on the field to us all and more importantly, a star off it to his family and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was and remains a stalwart of our club and an inspiration to so many.

"Finbar wore the Beagh jersey with pride and represented the club with honour and prestige be it in the black and amber, the maroon and white of Galway or with St Gabriels over in London. He set the bar for those who came after him for how to represent our jersey and that legacy will carry on into the future."